Blogs tagged "autism"

July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – Focus on Ireland

Posted on: Thursday 04 July 2019 8:51am by Simon Bor

Ireland has become the go-to place for the creation and production of some truly outstanding content for audiences of all ages. The panel, put together by the Irish industry, revealed what Ireland can offer. Takeaway: A supportive broadcaster and tax breaks have created a world class Irish animation industry. Pablo is a pre-school series that aims to raise awareness of the autistic spectrum. The quality bar, for animation, was raised a long time ago.   Detail: Andrew Kavanagh, from Kavaleer Productions, introduced the panel of content-makers from the island of Ireland by asking them to divulge a secret. Lean Byrne, head of Jam Media’s scripting department told us that she left home at twenty-two but her mother continued to buy the…

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July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Reflecting and Serving Neurodiversity

Posted on: Wednesday 05 July 2017 5:21pm by Catherine Trewavas

The team creating new preschool programme ‘Pablo’ discussed making an inclusive, positive show which promotes understanding for children on the autistic spectrum. The session explored the process of developing stories celebrating neurodiversity and asked how we can put children’s ideas and creativity at the heart of programming Takeaway: New programme 'Pablo’ will provide an insight into the experiences of a neurodiverse child Authentic and insightful stories have been developed through working closely with people who have personal experience of autism Creating accessible games content through the addition of extra features is important in making products as inclusive as possible   Detail: Gráinne McGuinness, Creative Director at Paper Owl Films, believes in creating meaningful content for preschool viewers. ‘Pablo’ is a programme…

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