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Inclusion in the Museum Workplace: Training and Job Skills for Teenagers and Adults on the Autism Spectrum

on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 1:57pm

This session will explore how cultural institutions can provide life skills, job training, or employment opportunities for teenagers and adults on the autism spectrum. As part of a panel discussion, workshop participants will hear specific examples of people on the autism spectrum who have interned, worked, or volunteered in cultural institutions throughout the New York Metro area and learn about practical steps cultural institutions can take to establish partnerships with social service providers to implement successful career and life skills programs. We welcome representatives from cultural institutions and from the disability field to join us for this free professional development workshop.

Speakers will include Dr. Lisa Pollich from CUNY's Project REACH, representatives from service providers Job Path and Birch Family Services, and an introduction from Charli Devnet, Author and Tour Guide from the Kykuit Estate as they share their experience and expertise.

Wednesday, October 23rd


How to Register:
This workshop is free of charge but advance registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. Please register via our Eventbrite page by clicking here. If Eventbrite is not accessible for any reason, please RSVP by sending an email to


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at West 46th Street & 12th Avenue. There is a drop-off lane on the southbound lane of the West Side Highway, between West 45th & West 46th Streets. The event is taking place in the Great Hall, at the far end of the Hangar Deck, and is accessible by elevator. For directions and parking, please see Plan Your Visit to the Intrepid Museum.

For any requests regarding accessible services or related accommodations, please contact (646) 381–5163 or at least two weeks prior to the program.

To Register: Inclusion in the Museum Workplace Workshop.

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