a live off-broadway musical in new york city
AN EDUCATIONAL COMIC BOOK SERIES CURRICULUM
AN ANIMATED TV SHOW READY FOR YOUR NETWORK
Our big idea: To create a fun, educational space to teach about disabilities and to showcase the wonderful talents and strengths that many individuals with disabilities possess. To open young minds to the notion that we are all complex, multifaceted beings with unique skill-sets, interests and personalities and a disability is only one aspect of someone’s being. To recognize the seeds and devastating outcomes of bullying and to be motivated to stand up to bullies and be an instigator for positive change in the world.
At our headquarters in New York City, we’ve composed an incredible team of professionals from the worlds of animation, technology, family entertainment, publishing, psychology, education, and disabilities education.
Since we care about children and understand the concerns of parents and teachers, we’re infusing teachable moments in places that matter most!
Our comics are fun and help bring children, peers, siblings, parents, caregivers and educators together! Children love the appealing medium of graphic novels and television and enjoy the beautiful animation.
This show and comic book series is unique in that it was created and conceptualized by a Developmental Psychologist (Silton), specializing in Child Development, rather than by an animator, producer or writer. While entertaining, each aspect of the show and comic book series offers an educational and developmentally appropriate lesson that children recognize and cherish.
As a thoughtful company, we see our show and comics as an opportunity to deliver not only an appealing and entertaining experience for children in the home, but an enriching and educational one, as well.
Realabilities comics are tested by kids and educational experts to maximize their functionality and delight. Over 1,200 children have tested out Realabilities and all have asked to view the upcoming episodes and graphic novels! This program is filling a niche that other shows and comic book series have yet to tap.
“The Real Abilities comic book curriculum was absolutely fantastic! Our students gained unique insight into various disabilities through a thoughtful, relatable and entertaining comic book series. They were able to identify moments in the text when characters on the Real Abilities team were being bullied which allowed for thoughtful discussions about bullying and what actions we can all take to stop it in our schools, in our homes and in our communities. The activities in the Comic Book Companion provided our kids with the opportunity to step into the shoes of someone who is disabled further developing the understanding and compassion within our students. I recommend the Real Abilities comic book curriculum to all schools and students in order to help children cultivate empathy and grow into kind and compassionate world citizens.”
— JULIA SIMMONS, LMSW, ACHIEVEMENT FIRST ENDEAVOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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