Smarty Symbols has been a game changer for my self-contained classroom. There are a variety of images and the company is consistently adding more images. You can even request images to be added to the site to suite your needs, perfect for the diverse needs of special education! I also love how you can download the images in jpg, png, black/white or color. There’s even access to an activity library so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You can use the premade templates to make your planning and prep quick and seemless. Smarty Symbols is worth every penny and was a life saver for me!

Michelle , Miss, Hey Miss

Why have symbols stayed to outdated for so long?


Let’s face it, for decades special education had used the same set of visual support system. Not because they were the most appropriate, but because they were the only ones. Fast forward, today teachers around the world still struggle with having the same set of images that were created in early 1980. Those images look unattractive and as old as they should. We understand that teachers are tired and want to be able to offer symbol support that is up to par with the new technology and artistic age. That’s why we are so proud of what we are able to offer teachers and students around the world: A modern symbol set that represent our students: boys and girl of different background and ethnicities. Our art is upbeat and clear to students and teachers are so pleased and ready for the change.

  • Are you tired of needing a CD for creating materials for your classroom?

  • Are you tired of using old looking images created in the 1980’s?

  • Are you tired of having to watch hours of videos to learn how to use some hard-to-use program?

  • Could you benefit from a more affordable platform for creating your visual support?

“Visuals have not only been shown to be successful for students with disabilities but with ALL students.”

Melissa Ferry