Animation for Autism
“See beneath the surface of autism to discover children who will learn to connect with the world” is Casey Hoffman’s quote to present the purpose of See Beneath, a social enterprise that helped him become a winner in the Center for Peace and Commerce’s 2012 Social Innovation Challenge. What this Changemaker, a graduate of the Master’s of Science in Global Leadership program, and a team of founders have to offer is very unique: Aiko & Egor, an animation series designed especially for children with autism. The series uses cutting-edge research for motivating children with autism to learn skills while enjoying the stories. In the episodes of Aiko & Egor, appropriate language and exaggerated social interactions and gestures are central to engage the child. Each episode is created with heart and commitment, as the founders have spent thousands of hours working with children at risk for autism under the age of three.