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Hi Iliriana,

I just wanted to thank you again for the feedback you gave me and for directing me to the toolkits you suggested. This whole process has been really inspiring.

Best,

Erin

Thank you for your feedback, Molly! I am hoping that this app will help spread awareness about social stories and make them more accessible, since they really are such a powerful tool.

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Erin commented on Global Roots Play School

Hi Molly,

It sounds like Global Roots Play School is doing such important work and in a really thoughtful way! I can picture some amazing partnerships with additional community organizations, which could help you add to the supportive community you are already building for these children and families. I am imagining things like yoga, music, and gardening could be especially beneficial for your children and families and I bet you could find organizations or people who would be willing to volunteer their time. You may want to check out this website (https://thefamilycenterfc.org/what-we-do/) for the Family Center/La Familia in Larimer County, Colorado (where I live). It has a similar model, a preschool program and adult education classes, as well as additional resources for families, such as: healthy living programs, family strengthening services, youth enrichment programs (like after school programs for older children--it might be meaningful to add something like this to your program eventually. I bet your school community will probably end up being a very important long-term network for your families, since they are new to Ithaca), therapy services, and resource and referral programs.

Also, as for language support, does Cornell have resources you could tap into?

Such neat work! Can't wait to see how it grows!

Erin