Ava Team Characters

We are a social-emotional learning (SEL) platformsocial emotional learning platform that connects youth of all neurotypes and their advocates (counselors, teachers, mental health professionals) in an immersive virtual world.

WE'RE FUN.

SERIOUSLY.

Games your kids would actually play in their free time.

Designed for autistic and neurodivergent youth ages 10-15

Made by and for neurodivergent people

Available on Web

SEL SKILLS WOVEN INTO

EVERY EPISODE.

Created in collaboration with 70+ counselors, mental health professionals, and educators.

Short quests break down core SEL concepts

Curriculum included to drive conversations

Companion app to track progress

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TO PLAY AVA

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HOW WE USE
CASEL

Our game-based approach helps autistic youth fail safely for social-emotional success beyond the screen.

Social Emotional Learning Wheel from Casel.org

THE AVA METHOD

Our game-based approach helps autistic youth fail safely for social-emotional success beyond the screen.

SELF-AWARENESS

Help Ava learn about her unique strengths and challenges related to her neurodiversity.

Engage with characters by choosing Ava’s responses based on how you perceive her to be feeling in the moment.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Keep track of Ava’s fortitude to determine when she should locate a comfortable place to recover before becoming overwhelmed.

SOCIAL AWARENESS

Consider what is important to each new character, and discover how considering and respecting their values can influence their willingness to join Ava’a quest.

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS

Learn how your responses influence the behavior and thoughts of other characters.

RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING

Weigh your wants against those of the characters you meet along the way.

Explore opportunities to balance self-advocacy with selfless acts of service.

THE AVA METHOD

Our game-based approach helps youth of all neurotypes fail safely for social-emotional success beyond the screen.

SELF-AWARENESS

Help Ava learn about her unique strengths and challenges related to her neurodiversity.

Engage with characters by choosing Ava’s responses based on how you perceive her to be feeling in the moment.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Keep track of Ava’s fortitude to determine when she should locate a comfortable place to recover before becoming overwhelmed.

Social Emotion Learning Wheel Infograhic from Casel.org. The Ava Method

Social Emotional Learning Wheel from Casel.org

HOW WE USE
CASEL

SOCIAL AWARENESS

Consider what is important to each new character, and discover how considering and respecting their values can influence their willingness to join Ava’a quest.

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS

Learn how your responses influence the behavior and thoughts of other characters.

RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING

Weigh your wants against those of the characters you meet along the way.

Explore opportunities to balance self-advocacy with selfless acts of service.

ACCOLADES

for Social Cipher

2020 Forbes 30U30, Education

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Grand Prize Winner

Facebook Global Gaming Citizens

2020 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class

T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge Grand Prize Winner

2019 Camelback Education Fellows

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