elliecards™ are a complete set of picture cards intended as an augmentative communication system for young children with special needs. Designed to be used for children with autism, speech disorders, and various learning disabilities, elliecards™ are an invaluable learning tool for parents, therapists and educators.

Created by parents who had little success using other picture card systems on the market, this product uses photos that are realistic to everyday life, come laminated and completely assembled in an easy-to-use binder.


  • Elliecards can be purchased online through Enabling Devices.
  • The Autism Society is an incredible organization one could look into for information, support and the latest research.


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