Independent Work System Starter Kit for Elementary & PreK Special Education - Autism Classroom Resources
Preschool - Elementary Independent Work System Starter BUNDLE - Autism Classroom Resources

Independent Work Starter Kit for Secondary Special Education Classrooms

Type: Digital

Learning to work independently is a game changer for most students in special education.  That makes it a pivotal skill we need to teach in order to help them achieve independence at school, on the job, in the community and at home. Independent work systems (also sometimes called work boxes or structured work) are the perfect tool for structuring that instruction.  And this kit has the visuals, data sheets, staff supports, and instructions you need to get independent work systems set up in your classroom.

Teach elementary or preschool students?  Check out this kit instead. 

To see what's included, download the preview


  • All the instruction you need to get the system set up in your classroom with an e-book (PDF) of directions.

  • Independent Work Area signs (5 backgrounds)

  •  Schedule Visuals (all in 5 background choices except colors)
    • –match colors, colored paint cans, money, tools, clothes, safety signs, sports equipment, shapes (in two colors), seasonal images, numbers 1-120 and upper or lowercase letters.

  •  2 finished signs (that can be reproduced for as many stations as needed) for the finished area or finished box/bin. (each in 5 backgrounds)

  • What's Next visuals for schedules (5 backgrounds)

  •  Mastery lists for tracking tasks students have mastered (in PDF and editable PowerPoints to add information) 

  • Staff Reminders Poster for the work area

  • Graphing Data Sheets for 1 through 4-basket systems 

  • Shopping list of starter materials to use along with the kit

  • Link to a video and backgrounds for adding your own pictures to the schedule that match the 5 available backgrounds in the kit 

One of these kits can be used to set up multiple systems in one classroom. Please buy multiple licenses if you want to use them in multiple classrooms.


This product is copyrighted to Autism Classroom Resources / Christine Reeve  for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at

No Product Will Be Mailed to You. You will need to print and create the product yourself.

This product is an electronic file download Adobe Acrobat file or a Zip File. No product will be mailed to you.  You are responsible for assuring you have the needed software to open and print it. 

Directions for construction are included in the file.  Make sure you are opening it with Adobe Acrobat Reader (find it free here) and following the printing instructions included in the download.

If the product is a zip file, you may need to have an app like WinZip to unzip it on a PC.


This product is copyrighted by Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at