SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their latest educational webisode, “The Friendship Game” to teach elementary school children how to be good friends to their autistic peers. This is the fourth webisode in the free Bluebee TeeVee autism series for the inclusive classroom featuring an autistic host and a Bluebee Pal co-host (Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016).
“We need to show kids the best ways to engage with their autistic peers,” said James Sullivan, member of Geek Club Books autistic team, writer, filmmaker and host of Bluebee TeeVee, “so we made a game show episode. It’s a fun way to teach kids how to be inclusive and reach out to those of us on the autism spectrum.”
The webisode comes with an episode guide and friendship kit for parents and educators with additional resources, classroom activities, and a model “Lunch Buddy Program” for schools.
“The friendship kit is a case study of a lunch buddy program developed by Lisa Smith of Quirks and Chaos for her autistic son,” said Jodi Murphy, founder of Geek Club Books. “So successful it was featured in People Magazine. Most autism spectrum programs rarely get noticed by the mainstream but Lisa and her community created something special. We’re hoping it inspires other communities to implement similar programs.”
Access to Geek Club Books’ “The Friendship Game” video, guide and friendship kit, are available at: http://bit.ly/bluebeetv.
About Geek Club Books:
Founded by Jodi Murphy in 2014, Geek Club Books is a 501(c)(3) autism charity with an autism education and empowerment mission. They produce interactive children’s story apps, enhanced e-books, curriculum, digital media and webisodes to change perceptions and end stigmas surrounding autism. The nonprofit partners with clinical advisors and educational specialists. A team of autistic adults collaborate and contribute their talents to everything the organization produces. Learn more at: http://geekclubbooks.com/.
About Quirks and Chaos:
Lisa Smith is a mother of 7 and a popular mom blogger at Quirks and Chaos. She writes about the family’s journey with the youngest two with special needs, a son with autism and an adopted daughter with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and ADHD. Lisa has been featured on several parenting blogs including The Mighty and Scary Mommy. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Autism Parenting Magazine award for being a “top parental narrative writer.” Learn more: http://quirks-and-chaos.blogspot.com/.
About Bluebee Pals:
Bluebee Pals by Kayle Concepts are interactive Bluetooth(r) enabled plush companions and learning tools. Compatible with all tablets and laptop computers, they are instrumental in classroom settings and home learning environments. Bluebee Pals are a leading assistive technology tool for children with special needs and autism. Recipients of many educational and parenting awards, Bluebee Pals have recently been named “Most Innovative Educational Toy 2016” by Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine. Learn more: http://bluebeepals.com/.