Hello ICE Community,
We are very proud to announce that ICE now has its very own Social Story and it’s posted on our homepage for your viewing pleasure!
You might be asking yourself: What is a Social Story? Social Stories are essentially helpful guides to various social interactions and spaces. They can be written or visual, and they gently offer accurate social and spatial information. Many cultural institutions provide them to visitors that might have questions or anxieties about what their experience will be like. With this, we think that it’s only fitting that ICE create its own social story about our unique educational community.
It is our greatest hope that this video provides a calming and reassuring feeling to anyone entering our space. We are also hoping that our video sparks the making of more social stories from schools and educational facilities around the city and beyond. After all, everyone should feel safe and comfortable in their school space, and if a short video can help with that, that’s a wonderful thing.
This Social Story was made with the invaluable help and artistry of two students: Shane Fleming and Spencer Berg. In the wise words of Mr. Rogers, “You will always find people who are helping.” Those people are luckily all round our community here at ICE. Thanks for being those people, and enjoy the video.
Natalie, Sammi, Pete & Mark