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March 2012 MAC Workshop: Museum Professionals Share Their Experiences of Offering Programs to Visitors who have Autism

on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 1:14pm

Photos courtesy of Danielle Linzer

Written by Sarah Crean and Cindy VandenBosch on March 27, 2012

On March 7th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum Access Consortium hosted a workshop focused on providing more welcoming experiences to visitors who have autism.  This was the fourth workshop in a series of twelve that are being offered free of charge to representatives from cultural institutions, thanks to generous support from the FAR Fund.  

The first three workshops in the

Third Citywide Museum Access Consortium Workshop: Strategies for Providing Welcoming Experiences in a Museum Setting

on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 4:45am

Photos courtesy of Danielle Linzer

Written on 2/22/2011 by Sarah Crean

Addressing a packed house of museum educators and other museum professionals, Gil Tippy, PsyD, Clinical Director and Founder of the Rebecca School in Manhattan, and Aaron Feinstein, Director of Actionplay, presented the Developmental, Individual-difference, Relationship-based (DIR) model for working with children with autism. The presentation and follow-up discussion took place on Tuesday, February 7th, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Educators from fine art, history, science and other types of museums across the New

March Workshop: Welcoming Visitors who have Autism: Museum Professionals Share Their Experiences

on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 5:35pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 7th to participate in an interactive workshop that will focus on how and what museum professionals are learning from creating and offering programs for visitors who are on the autism spectrum.  Representatives from the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York Transit Museum, and Queens Museum of Art will share their experiences of adapting programs for visitors who have autism followed by a question and answer period.

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