Popcorn Chat

Our Popcorn Chat program is designed for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, offering unique experiences for individuals of all ability levels to learn more about themselves and connect with others.

Popcorn Chat is an unique program created for a single, consistent group of participants with I/DD, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and other chromosomal abundancies. This virtual, live class meets once a week and offers experiences for individuals of all ability levels to experience personal and social growth.

Each class offers a guided social experience where participants engage in activities to build community and friendship, learn more about themselves, and build confidence in connecting virtually with others. Facilitated by Teacher Molly, each Popcorn Chat class uses social-emotional concepts as a focus topic, providing a guided and structured discussion format for program participants. Each class includes:

  • Greeting and introduction
  • Leadership opportunities and activities
  • Questions and reflection
  • Movement activity
  • Focus activity and discussion
  • Interactive game or engaging activity

Popcorn Chat participants can expect to expand and strengthen their ability to express themselves in a social situation as well as how to connect in a virtual environment. Discussion topics and activities will focus on SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), self-care/growth, and relationship building.

Popcorn Chat is on hiatus for summer.

To stay engaged, check out our in-person programs open to the community at Irby Ranch in Pleasanton, or look for our online activities.

Please contact us if you would like more information about our Popcorn Chat program.

* All times are Pacific Time Zone.