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Making Music Together
Synopsis: Vanessa and Sarah are very excited about using their new instruments for music class. Vanessa has to leave for a moment during their practice and Sarah notices her wheelchair. Sarah wonders what it’s like to use a wheelchair. Vanessa talks about how to use one and about living with cerebral palsy. Sarah learns about all the things Vanessa can do. Sarah is impressed to learn about her interests and abilities. They plan to start a band.  Key Messages: How to be a good friend, Learning about each other, Different is great.  Topics covered through facilitation: Inclusion, Awareness and understanding of different abilities. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: KD-3

Let’s have a SLEEPOVER!
Synopsis: Lily and Fatima are friends who are planning a virtual sleepover! They discuss many sleepover ideas and activities.  Lily says she can’t stay up too late because of her epilepsy, and she tells Fatima how to help her if she has a seizure. Fatima learns about epilepsy and seizure first aid. She learns that friends can make a big difference. Key Messages: Epilepsy and seizure first aid, acceptance and awareness of others. Topics covered through facilitation: How the brain works, Peer relationships, Inclusion. Conversation is designed for ELL Audience: Grades KD-3

King of the Castle
Synopsis:  Jack and Simon are talking about their recent baseball game and Jack’s really cool rock climbing wall. Simon is wondering how Jack can play baseball and rock climb when he is a person living with epilepsy. Jack tells Simon about seizure first aid. Simon learns about the brain and that Jack can do anything he wants to do. Key Messages: Epilepsy and seizure first aid, acceptance and awareness of others, everyone has different interests and abilities. Topics covered through facilitation: Peer relationships, How our brain works, Inclusion. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grades 4-6

Slam Dunk for Friendship
Synopsis: Raoul and Mohammed are working on a project together. Moe sees that he is reading the book – The Throne of Fire, which Moe has read and loved! Moe starts talking about the book but Raoul has a bit of trouble understanding Moe when he speaks.  Together, they talk about the book and Raoul learns what it is like to be Moe, living with cerebral palsy and using a wheelchair. Moe is surprised to learn that Raoul has two Dads as parents. They realize together that they are both different but yetin many ways the very same. Key Messages: How to be a good friend, Standing up to a bully, How to get help when you need it, Talking can help. Topics covered through facilitation: Friendship Strategies,  Emotional and Self Regulation, Anti Bullying Strategies. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grades 4-6


The Snow is Melting
Synopsis: Jack & Rachel are sorting out some recycling while discussing their science project. Jack is not aware that Rachel is autistic. Jack talks to Rachel very loudly about how a water bottle can be made into a toy car. Rachel becomes agitated and leaves the conversation. Jack is confused and asks his friend Marcus for help. Marcus helps Jack become more aware and accepting of others.  Key Messages: How to be a good friend, Building awareness and understanding of Autism, Celebrating different abilities. Topics covered through facilitation: Inclusion, Peer Relationships, Learning about others. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grades KD-3


The Complex Fraction
Synopsis: Bo and Sarah are friends working on their math homework. Bo is a person living with autism and Sarah needs some math help from Bo. Suddenly a new friend, Brenda joins their call, she starts talking excitedly and loudly. Bo gets agitated,  covers his ears and leaves the conversation. Brenda doesn’t understand why he left. Sarah explains to Brenda that we all different and it helps to learn about each other.  Key Messages: Building awareness and acceptance of autism, celebrating differences in each other. Topics covered through Facilitation: Inclusion, Understanding peer relationships,  Acceptance and Awareness. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grades 4-6


I am Different and so are YOU!
Synopsis: Jack and Andrew are working on their math homework. Andrew notices that Jack has accidentally left his textbook in his knapsack. During their discussion Andrew’s baseball cap falls off. Jack is surprised to see a scar on Andrew’s head. They talk about living with hydrocephalus. Jack learns about all the things Andrew CAN do in a different way.  Key Messages: How to be a good friend, Celebrating differences, Living with Hydrocephalus Topics covered through facilitation: Peer to Peer Relationships, Inclusion, Awareness and Acceptance of each other.  Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience : KD- grade 6

Winter Fun!

Synopsis: Mara and her class are heading out on a winter school trip. Sarah is surprised to see that Mara, who uses a wheelchair, is coming too. Mara explains that she can do lots of things, she just does them in a different way. Her goal is to be a part of the the Paraolympic Team. Sarah is really impressed. Mara says that even though she is a person living with spina bifida, that doesn’t stop her from doing things she wants to do! They talk about things they can do and that anything is possible if you try. Key Messages: How to be a good friend, Building awareness and understanding of spina bifida, Celebrating different abilities Topics covered through facilitation: Anything is possible if you try, Inclusion, Peer relationships. Awareness and acceptance of each other. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grade 4-6

NEW – A recipe for success – Sibling relationships

Synopsis: Bo and Marcus talk about challenges that they are having with their brothers and sisters. Marcus invites his good friend Mary to come and offer some advice. Together they problem solve, using a type of recipe to help inform a productive conversation and explain their feelings. Key Messages: Understanding sibling relationships, Building awareness and acceptance of autism and special interests. Topics covered through facilitation: Problem solving, Understanding peer and sibling relationships, Self Awareness. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grade 4-6

NEW – How do you Learn? – Knowing how you learn leads to success

Synopsis: Bo, Marcus and Rachel discuss different ways that they learn and remember things. They note that Thomas Edison was a brilliant inventor but he had difficulty reading and writing. They help each other with different techniques to be successful and figure out what works best for them. Key Messages: Learn what works best for you, We all learn differently, There are different techniques to help you learn. Topics covered through facilitation: Well-being, Resiliency, Self Awareness and Learning Tools. Conversation is designed for ELL. Audience: Grades 1-4

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