Visual menus for restaurants

blogEntryThumbnailAt the transition center where I work, there are students who buy lunch at nearby restaurants including McDonald's and Panda Express. After recently going to lunch with the students, I noticed that the individuals with limited communication didn't have a good system for independently ordering their food. They would attempt to point at the big menu in the restaurant, or a staff member would write down an order for them in advance.

Since one of the primary goals at the transition center is learning independence in the community, I didn't think the existing methods for ordering were exemplary. Instead, I thought it would be better for the students to choose their selections using a visual support with the cashier at the restaurants. So, I created visual menus for the students to choose items within their budget. See below for the menus that I created:

Visual Menus