What do you get when you cross a Ph.D. candidate in literacy with a Drama Therapist, both of whom specialize in autism? You get the dynamic duo of Keena and Liz, whose combined superpowers of social-emotional learning, literacy, drama, art and science meld into a learning approach that is joyful, mind-expanding and honed to unique learning styles. Keena and Liz have worked together for years at The Helix School in Mill Valley and have cultivated their approach through countless hours of collaboration. They formed a symbiotic, cohesive style, and students have benefited from their spontaneity, humor and genuine connection. You also get their distance learning support animals Dandelion and Jeficita, who will be guides for learning.
Dandelion Clubhouse delivers ground-breaking virtual classes inspired by and tailored to children and teens with autism and other neurological differences. Our original, cutting-edge, research-informed curriculum draws upon science, world cultures and drama to promote literacy and foster social-emotional growth. ‹Multisensory practices, props, humor and experiential activities keep each student’s body and brain engaged. Neil deGrasse Tyson advises us that we should have our minds blown at least once a day. Dandelion Clubhouse strives to bring our students mind-blowing classes to ignite a sense of shared wonder, boost self-esteem and fuel new friendships.
Walt Whitman said, “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you,” meaning we are interconnected. For students with autism and other neuro-differences, connection can be elusive. Dandelion Clubhouse is about connections - be they neural, emotional, cognitive or relational. We want our kids to have it all. By providing meaningful, developmentally tailored content in humanities, brain science, drama and world cultures - we build bridges to promote academic, emotional and cultural literacy. Students not only gain a deeper understanding of the vast and wondrous universe but experience themselves as a vital part of it.
Dandelion Clubhouse Drawing