Working on communication skills in the home environment is so very important for students with autism! Today I want to share with you how you can embed communication into the daily living skill of laundry.

I don’t know about you but I do a lot of laundry!! Having your child help you with the laundry can be fun and engaging. Don’t forget to get your FREE PDF download by putting your email in down below.

We can work on one step directions.

  • Get the basket.
  • Put it in the washer.
  • Fold the towel.
  • Get the shirt.

We can work on labeling nouns and actions.

  • Towel
  • Shirt
  • Folding
  • Drying
  • Basket

Children want to help out and this is a fun way to work on some communication at the same time! Our free printable can be put right in the laundry room or on the fridge. There is even a little spot where they can check that they helped with laundry that day!

Make sure to also watch my video about communication at home!


  1. Jennifer Bilgrav on June 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you Rose. You have great materials that are functional and very easy to implement especially during remote learning!!!

  2. Tina Waldus on June 6, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Kim on June 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This is awesome! I shared it with one of my families and I love the videos! These are great ways for families to incorporate speech while they’re busy around the house. Thank you for all that you do!!! I love your website!

  4. Jenny on June 7, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing !

  5. Maria Chatzissavitoglou on June 7, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Incredibly helpful ! Thank you very much!

  6. Monica Martinez on June 8, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Great information Mrs Rose! Thank you!!

  7. Kaye Squires, M.S. CCC-SLP on June 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    This is a great functional language activity for families! Thank you for this!

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  9. Susan Dobrinic on February 4, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    This is a great resource to pair with our Creative Curriculum Unit of Study on Clothing. An expansion activity for children to do at home with their families.

    • Rosemarie Griffin on February 5, 2022 at 3:06 pm

      So happy to hear that Susan- thanks for sharing!

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