UPDATE AS OF 2021: We are currently suspending our classroom visits at this time. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have a local team trained and available to do school visits, assemblies, and presentations. We can arrange for Skype classroom visits in other areas. Please reach out via our contact page.
This short video gives you some background into our programming and the autistic advocates who make up our school outreach team:
Mighty League of Acceptance Autism Assembly
We have collaborated with other disability organizations, autistic leaders, parent groups and educational specialists on autism awareness education rooted in storytelling. We are working to build a culture of acceptance in schools through our school visits and classroom educational tools.
Our assemblies combine our autistic hero comics with autistic speakers who talk to students about what it’s like to be on the autism spectrum. It is designed to be fun and entertaining while educational and clinically correct.
- Presented by two autistic adults trained as public speakers and in theater arts who talk about autism, kindness, inclusion and acceptance.
- Includes a slideshow of our comic, Mighty League Vol.1: The Terrible Taunting – This form of autism storytelling using comics and live presenters on the spectrum is impactful and memorable.
- Audience participation inspires curiosity and engagement.
- Access to post-assembly activity and curriculum guides and student handouts for teachers who want to continue classroom discussions and lessons about autism.
- Access to unlimited downloads of our interactive digital comic Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting – both the boy version and the girl version. (Can be viewed on any device. Requires an ePUB reader such as iBooks)
- Approximately 25-30 minutes leaving time for Q&A
- Appropriate for K-6th grade (can be adapted for other age groups)
- Requires a projector (we can bring a projector upon request) and sound system.
What Students Will Learn
- An understanding of autism and Aspergers Syndrome
- What makes a person with autism unique
- How we all are the same on the inside – even people with autism
- How bullying impacts students on the autism spectrum
- How to be helpful and a friend to a student with autism
Additional Presentation Topics
- Autism Mythbusters – Unmasking common myths and stereotypes with the truth
- Autism Experience – Personal journey from both autistic adult and parent perspectives
- Autistic Self-Care – Learning to accept and advocate for yourself
- Autism Information Station – Short videos and live talks aimed at younger students
Other School Visit Formats
- Classroom visits in person or via Skype
- Parent meetings
- Q&A Panel Discussions
What Faculty, Principals and Parents Are Saying
“Engaging format especially for children; very relatable; very inspiring for children to see the speakers and hear their journeys of being on the autistic spectrum.”
“The presenters were well-rehearsed and spoke clearly and eloquently on the topic of living with autism.”
This assembly was incredible! I love the use of the comic book show. The kids really had to lean in and listen because they were so intrigued! They learned a few common characteristics of people with Autism and learned how to treat them with respect. Such a necessary experience for our kids! It sparked some deep conversations and an interest to learn more about Autism in our classroom. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
“The presenters were wonderful in drawing the students’ attention!”
“Geek Club Books raises awareness about autism and disabilities in an entertaining, and relatable way. With presentations by speakers who have been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, myths and stereotypes are confronted in an unforgettable and powerful way.”
“The students were deeply engaged.”
“I so appreciated the opportunity for our students to hear about the challenges students with autism face in the school environment. Hearing that information firsthand was especially effective in bringing the point home and led to a great conversation back in the classroom.”
“I highly recommend this presentation. It is very important for our students to learn more about the autism spectrum- they learn to be more empathic, understanding, and inclusive. The presenters were very engaging with their audience and allowed for participation- which always makes it more exciting! I will be sure to spread the word about you!”
“I have seen a direct correlation between this presentation and the way that my students have interacted with children on our campus. The comics were totally relatable for all children and how sometimes we all feel separation in our differences.”