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Download This: Class Organizer for Autistic Students

On STS, we share different organizational tools and strategies because we know that organization can be a challenge for some autistic students and that being organized helps students reach their goals and prevent anxiety. Contributor Katie Matthews put together this handy and downloadable organizer based on her work with autistic HS and college students. Check it out, and let us know in the comments if you give it a try.

How to use the class organizer

This MS Word version of the organizer can be downloaded and filled in electronically or printed out. You can transfer the information from this organizer to an electronic calendar of your choice so that you remain aware of class times, appointments and important dates.

  • Meets: List classes horizontally in the row titled “Classes.” Each class will have its own column for meets with various contact persons.
  • Important dates: Under the column for each class fill in anything with an important date – assignments, tests, quizzes, message board post deadlines, midterms or finals. There is also a space to consider when to start working on each assignment or when to start studying for tests and exams.
  • Weekly schedule: A class schedule is extremely helpful for time management.

Download the MS Word file (112kb)

Preview of the “Class Organizer”

How do you like to organize your class times, appointments, and important dates? Interested in learning more about organization? You might also like these additional posts:

How to Use Your Phone, Calendar, and Daily Planner to Master Your College Schedule: a Video for Autistic Students

The Ultimate College Guide: Lists, Schedules, and Calendars for Autistic Students

Strategies for Autistic Students Around Exam and Paper Due Dates

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Katie Matthews

Katie is a part time speech and language pathologist and part time professional runner. Katie received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Boston University in Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences and Speech-Language Pathology, respectively. She also trains on the Boston Athletic Association High Performance Team. Katie has experience in public and private schools as well as private clinic settings. She works with children and young adults with a variety of disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Katie loves to share executive functioning and planning tips along with the more traditional social language strategies to help students succeed.

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