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Countdown Keyring


  • Easily help transitions from one activity to another, or to signal the end of something.
  • 2 keyrings in 1 – a countdown from 5 to 1 for those that understand numbers, and a simple traffic light sequence for those that have not yet mastered them. Also includes a ‘finished’ symbol.
  • Made from plastic so extremely durable. Especially important for use out and about, it is easy to clean and waterproof.
  • Simple, clear and concise design – a very effective tool.
  • Symbols are 7cm – large enough to easily see, but small enough to carry in your pocket for use while out and about.

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The Countdown Keyring from Autism Supplies and Developments is a great behaviour tool to help de-escalate potentially difficult situations.

For those that understand numbers, there is a numerical countdown from 5 down to 1, followed by a sign for ‘finished’.

For those that are not yet familiar enough with numbers for this system to work, there is also a colour coded system based on traffic light colours, from green, through amber, to red.
Both these countdowns are followed by the ‘finished’ symbol.

This product can be used to count down to the end of an activity, to provide some visual notice of the upcoming transition. It can also be used a way of de-escalating an episode of behaviour, by counting down and then stating that ‘XYZ behaviour has now finished’.

Each symbol measures 7cm square, with rounded corners to avoid scratches. This size is the perfect size to ensure the keyring is portable, and can fit into most sized pockets, yet the symbols are easily to see. Being made from plastic means that the keyring is durable and hardwearing and can stand up to a lot of use.

Designed initially for autistic children, it has been used successfully with a wide age range and also alternative diagnoses such as learning disabilities, ADHD, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and even dementia. It has also been used in pre-schools and other early years setting extremely successfully. Being made from plastic means that both the board and symbols are flexible, yet remain strong and extremely durable.

This product is part of the Autism Supplies and Developments range of visual communication aids, which were originally designed to help our own autistic son. With over 30 years professional and personal experience being with those on the spectrum, you can be sure that these products are well designed and helpful.

Em, United Kingdom

“Great for general use”

“Great visual aid in presenting time and beginning, middle and end, also good for communicating without talking as you can show the card to people further away – durable plastic”

Anonymous, Canada

“Good size and well made”

“Nice and bright. Just right size to fit in a pocket or hang round your neck on a lanyard. My kid finds the symbols easy to see and reacts to them appropriately.”

Anonymous, United Kingdom

“Five stars”

“A brilliant resource. The perfect size for young children and very durable. Would like to see more sets/options.”

Chia, Canada

“Very good”

“Nice aid for parents who want to teach kids at home.”

Trista Johnson, United States

“Great product”

“Durable, well made, fantastic product! Highly recommend!”

Symbol size: 7cm square

Material: Semi-flexible polypropylene plastic

Number of detachable symbols included: 9

Fastener type: Stainless steel binding ring

Symbols Included:

  • 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • green, amber, red
  • finished (in English and French – separate cards for each)

This product is not a toy. Only for use by persons over 3 years of age, and under direct supervision by a responsible adult.

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