An image from the show Pablo

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Pablo’s World is a brand new inclusive space at CBC Kids Days

Jul 13, 2018

Have you met Pablo yet?

He's a little boy with autism and star of the new show Pablo on CBC Kids. Pablo is the very first animated children's show to star an autistic central character and the first tv program with an all-autistic core cast. Many of the voice actors are also writers on the show. Even the animals who come to life in Pablo's imagination all represent different autistic traits. Representation in children's media is important, and we're thrilled to have this show on our network.

Which brings us to CBC Kids Days. Each summer we throw open the doors and offer young kids and their families lots of fun activities and performances, showcasing the best of CBC Kids.

But how to make this loud, busy, wonderfully chaotic event more accessible?

Enter Pablo's World. This year, with the help of Geneva Centre for Autism and Paper Owl Films, we've created an inclusive space within CBC Kids Days intended to offer a different sensory experience than you'll find elsewhere at the event. Where possible, Pablo's World will have lower lighting, be less noisy and less crowded, and will offer activities like sensory bins, a drawing station and a small screening area.

Geneva Centre for Autism will have experts on site within Pablo's World to answer questions, and have provided a guide for families to help them prepare their children for CBC Kids Days. The guide includes helpful information about what to expect at the event, and how to make the most of your visit. To open the guide as a downloadable PDF, click on the image below.

The first page of the social story created for caregivers visiting CBC Kids Days.

CBC Kids Days is July 18 & 19, at CBC Toronto. Find more information here.

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