So today, after the shower scene gone wrong, I went on a quest for a shower timer. I'm done dealing with the shower. I found this cool one on Amazon. This is just the kind of visual indicator Angela needs to see her time is running out!
I also found this very cool timer, called the On Task Timer designed by a mom with triplets who needed a way to keep everyone moving in the morning. It has 52 different task stickers, and you can put your child's entire morning on a disk so they are kind of moved along through their morning routine without you (me!) constantly hounding them to "Hurry up!" and "You better get moving, you're going to miss the bus!". With this they can see how much time is left. For Angela this might be helpful since she sometimes gets lost in her room when the invisible parties start and she doesn't want to miss out, which makes her late getting upstairs for breakfast. It doesn't happen very often anymore, but when it does, it can throw her whole day off.
For the kid who likes lights and sounds, there is the Time Tracker Pro.
There were some other really fun ones on Amazon as well, and I'm sure if a person spent some time on Adaptivemall or any of the other accessibility websites there are a lot more to be found as well.
Angela is really very independent. I bet I could set her whole life up to be run by timers and the only time I'd see her is when she'd come upstairs for meals. Unless, of course, I put "Come give mom a hug!" on her schedule, then she'd oblige me for a minute or two. Although I think she would be thrilled to be "on her own", I would miss her far too much! Besides, she's only 14!!!