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Tactile symbols with print and braille labels for underwear, pants, shirt, and socks

Dressing Book for Teenager with Multiple Disabilities

This book uses tactile symbols, braille, and print to provide support and structure to a teenager who is blind with autism to get dressed independently.
Task boxes

Setting Up Task Boxes to Encourage Independence

Activities can be set up in individual plastic bins for children to do independently.
Shower book with pages open and blue loofah on page

Shower and Hygiene Book for a Teenager

This tactile book with braille and print, along with real objects, can be used to support teenagers with visual impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorder (VIASD) to be more independent in daily living.
Bath Time story with objects

Bath Time Discussion Box and Book

Discussion boxes are an early literacy activity for young children with visual impairments, deafblindness or multiple disabilities, where they collect real objects from a routine activity such as bath
Glowing plastic Easter eggs

Easter Egg Hunts for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Ideas to create an Easter egg hunt for children with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Cover of bath book

Bath Book with Objects

This book is designed for young children to use with their bathtime routine. It's waterproof and is made to get wet!
Surgical mask

Ideas for Helping Students with Multiple Disabilities Including Deafblindness Wear Masks and Face Coverings

These Ideas are designed to encourage children with multiple disabilities Including deafblindness to wear masks and face coverings.
Page of Baggie Book with tree

Make Your Own Baggie Experience Book

Baggie Experience Books are a great way to help young children or learners with deafblindness or multiple disabilities to make the transition from real objects to beginning literacy.
feet on texture square

Texture Walk for Sensory Exploration

Attach different textures and fabrics to a foam puzzle floor play mat for learners to walk on with bare feet or touch with their hands
Story box items for Llama Llama

Making "Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa" Accessible to Students with Multiple Disabilities

Making "Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa" accessible to students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities with a storybox, picture symbols, tactile symbols, and a talking book.
Feature of If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Adapting If You Give a Pig a Pancake for Students with Multiple Disabilities

Tips to make "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" into a story box, as well as picture communication cards and tactile symbols
Bingo cards

Bingo Home Activity

This Bingo Home Activity is designed for families of younger students and students with multiple disabilities; it was created by a life skills teacher at the Ohio State School for the Blind.
Making page of book

Early Literacy Ideas for Students with Multiple Disabilities

Early Literacy ideas from Turkey for students who are blind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities (MDVI)
Heart made of colored buttons

Valentine Crafting Project

This project can be done with individuals with visual impairments and additional disabilities to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Bowl of trail mix

Making Trail Mix Using Preferred Literacy Formats

Making Trail Mix using a talking photo album and a braille recipe
Christmas card with tactile snowman and Santa Claus

Teaching Many Skills Through Christmas Cards

Making Christmas cards and sending them is a great way to practice numerous skills with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
Set up for 5 Little Pumpkins activity

Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins is a Halloween-themed activity for young children with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities or additional special needs.
A young boy waves a small American flag

Max's Flag Routine: Sensory Learning Routine

Video of a sensory learning routine showing how a young child with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment, learns to reach, observe and imitate
Images of coins on iPad

Making Worksheets More Accessible to Students with CVI

Use an iPad to make worksheets more accessible to students with cortical visual impairment (CVI) and multiple disabilities.
Hot Chocolate activity with Tactile Connections symbols

Hot Chocolate: A Tactile Connections Experience Story

This experience story about hot chocolate uses tactile symbols from Tactile Connections Kit from APH to create stories by children with vision impairments and multiple disabilities.