The Second City is a prolific improvisational comedy organization, known for churning out highly-successful comedians like Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Stephen Colbert. In addition to launching careers and creating a lot of laughs, they also do important work to help people with communication difficulties and mental health issues. Their improv classes for anxiety were designed […]
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Social Stories: What Are They and How Are They Used?
According to Carol Gray, the creator of the aid Social Stories, “Social Stories describe a situation, skill or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives and common responses in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience” (1). In other words, social stories use words or images to explain […]
Tips for Helping Children with Sensory Processing Issues Get Dressed
For children with sensory processing issues, certain clothing items may be bothersome. Even tiny tags and seams, which those without sensory sensitivities may not notice at all, can be extremely distracting and upsetting. However, there are also certain types of clothing, such as weighted vests, which may be comforting and calming. On this page, we’ll […]
Helping Kids with Disabilities Adjust to Daylight Saving Time (DST)
In many cases, children with developmental disabilities usually thrive on specific routines and structure. Daylight Saving Time can get in the way of these routines, so it’s important to start the adjustment process early so everyone – parents and kids both – can minimize the number of grumpy, groggy days. Start adjusting schedules gradually, […]