Welcome to our "Autism Through The Alphabet" Interactive Workshop!
This unique workshop was designed to be engaging and informative while encouraging children to learn about Autism in a fun, creative, and interactive way. We have developed activities and lesson plans exclusively for this workshop that not only promote Autism awareness, understanding, inclusion, and representation but also support social-emotional learning, anti-bullying initiatives, and cooperation among both neurodivergent and neurotypical children. This workshop is tailored primarily for grades K-5 and classes/groups of up to 25 children to allow for more active participation, meaningful discussions, and effective engagement. It can be implemented at elementary schools, homeschool programs, community events, and autism advocacy organizations seeking to create more inclusive and supportive spaces for our youth.
Workshop benefits include increased Autism awareness that promotes acceptance and understanding, fostering an accepting culture for all children, enhancing social and communication skills through interactive activities, empowering neurodivergent children to build positive self-identities, and emphasizing the value of diversity and inclusion in education. We will also provide each participating class/group with art supplies (crayons and colored pencils), activity pages created exclusively for the workshop, collaborating coloring pages, and one deck of our “Autism Through The Alphabet” ABC Flashcards. This workshop can be provided in person or virtually.
We genuinely believe that when all children have the opportunity to learn about Autism and develop a deeper understanding, they gain the valuable skills needed to embrace differences, build meaningful connections, and contribute to a society that embraces neurodiversity.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What age groups are suitable for this workshop?
Our workshop is designed for elementary school students, specifically grades K-5. It's tailored to create kinder, more inclusive and more supportive spaces for neurodivergent and neurotypical children.
2. What is the ideal group size for the workshop?
The workshop is most effective with classes or groups of up to 25 children. This allows for active participation, meaningful discussions, and effective engagement.
3. What materials are provided during the workshop?
Our workshop materials include:
- Art Supplies: Each participating class/group receives colored pencils and crayons for engaging in creative activities during the workshop.
- Activity Pages & Coloring Pages: Exclusive activity pages designed for this workshop, covering four activities in each session, along with collaborating coloring pages and "word of the day" style lesson plans.
- ABC Flashcards: A complete deck of our "Autism Through The Alphabet" ABC Flashcards that serve as visual aids during interactive activities. One deck, costing $35, will be included in the workshop cost for each class/program/organization to continue to use throughout the year.
4. Is there any preparation required from our end?
We'll require a suitable, safe space for the workshop, and we'll provide the workshop materials ourselves. We'll work closely with you to ensure that the workshop runs smoothly.
5. What happens if we need to reschedule a workshop?
We understand that scheduling challenges can arise. We'll do our best to accommodate rescheduling requests as long as the rescheduled date falls within the same academic year.
6. What is the impact of the workshop on participants?
Participants gain a deeper understanding of Autism, promoting awareness, acceptance, empathy, and representation. The workshop fosters a more inclusive and accepting culture, enhances social and communication skills, promotes anti-bullying initiatives, and empowers neurodivergent children to build positive self-identities and become self-advocates.
7. How will the workshop benefit our educators and staff?
Our workshop supports educators and staff by demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, helping initiate crucial discussions about Autism, providing ready-made resources for promoting Autism awareness, understanding, inclusion, and representation, and contributing to creating a more compassionate and inclusive educational culture and environment.
8. Can we collaborate with you for additional sessions or programs?
Yes! We encourage collaboration with local schools, organizations, and advocacy groups. We are open to working with you on further initiatives that promote Autism awareness, understanding, inclusion, and representation.
Interested in booking a workshop with us?
Fill out the form below and we'll get back to you to confirm and discuss next steps. Thank you!
What people are saying!
Ashley Walker, Teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School:
"The kids really enjoyed using the Flashcards; they were very informative and kept them engaged. I love them because they are helpful to those with Autism as well as those without. A lot of children with Autism do not completely understand what Autism is, they just know they were told they have it, with no follow-up or continued education on the diagnosis directly. Even in school, we have accommodations for the students, but who's really diving deep with these individuals about it on a consistent basis? Those students without Autism are able to use the flashcards for great awareness of their peers they need to intentionally and genuinely engage with on a regular basis. Overall amazing experience with the flashcards that were able to be used all throughout the year in my classroom. Thank you so much for your continued efforts to educate others on the amazing world of Autism.💙"
Christina Laing, Special Needs Paraprofessional at Midtown Elementary School:
"I CANNOT thank you enough for doing this!"