It was about time to have a modern platform for visual support creation for speech therapist.

I have been using Smarty Symbols for a little over 2 years now. It is by far my favorite image resource library. Smarty Symbols offers online access to all of their images and templates, which is super convenient, especially for those of us who serve students at multiple locations. I don’t always have my own laptop with me, but I am able to access Smarty Symbols from any computer on the Internet. I have even used them with adults in skilled nursing facilities. After seeing how much I loved them, my special education co-op purchased licenses for all of our SLPs. Smarty Symbols is so convenient and easy to use; you have to try them out!

Kristin Immicke, M.S CCC-SLP

What are visual supports?


Let’s think of visual support as anything that can help any of us get things done, or feel better just by looking at it. Adults can use written information on a calendar to help them plan and manage their day or their entire year. Just like these visual strategies help the life of many adults, children with autism have shown to greatly benefit from a variety of visual support materials. There are a variety of visual support materials that can be created by parents to help children at home. Some of these visual support are called visual schedules, which can tell children what will happen next. Some visual support can also be used to help children understand the world around them and communicate using a picture exchange system. Here are some reasons to use visual support for children with autism:

  • Help with reducing anxiety

  • Help the child express her wants and needs

  • Help children learn new words

  • Encourage the child to recognize words and begin to read

  • Implement a reward system at home

  • Create games and a variety of activities

“Faherty (2000) has suggested that visual schedules may be more important to use at home than at school.”

Faherty, C. (2000) Aspergers: What Does it Mean to Me? Arlington, TX: Future Horizons


We provide a place where parents can access 21000

symbols and with the use of a variety of templates create

custom visual support materials for their child.

Our templates are highly customizable and easy to use. 

  • Gain access to hundreds of ready made materials

  • Unlimited download of over 29000 images

  • Design custom materials in minutes

  • Select from a variety of templates to create materials

  • Simple drag and drop tools

  • Highly customizable tools

What is included with my subscription?

Join more than 1000 other parents and start creating custom learning materials for your own child today.

Create visual support more efficiently with access to Smarty Symbols Studio

We offer affordable monthly and yearly plans. Take advantage of our yearly plans to save big!

Standard Access

  • Unlimited Daily Download of 30000 images
  • Access the printing Center and Download
  • Total of $132/year

Standard Access

  • When paid yearly
  • Save $42 each year.
  • Total of $89.99/year