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January 29th MAC Workshop: Adults on the Autism Spectrum Share Their Museum Experiences

on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:21pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 4–6pm

We welcome representatives from the museum and disability communities to join the Museum Access Consortium and GRASP for this facilitated conversation with adults who are themselves diagnosed with autism about their experiences of visiting cultural sites, and volunteering and working at them. Michael John Carley, Executive Director of GRASP, will lead a panel discussion, followed by a question and answer period. Attendees will be encouraged to submit questions at the time of registration, as well as at the event itself.

Introducing Subway Travel and Building Life Skills for Young People on the Autism Spectrum at the New York Transit Museum

on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 1:06pm

By Sarah Crean, blogger for the Museum Access Consortium

With support from funds raised by the Museum Access Consortium for the FAR Fund, the New York Transit Museum is piloting an introductory program about riding the subway for children on the autism spectrum in grades 6 through 8. The program is a collaboration between the Transit Museum, the Museum Access Consortium, and District 75's Office of Travel Training at the New York City Department of Education.