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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.  This session will also provide the opportunity for workshop attendees to participate in facilitated discussions about their own best practices, questions, and ideas. 

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 from 3:00-5:00PM

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Sacerdote Lecture Hall at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. Please use street level entrance on Fifth Avenue at 81st Street.

Presenters: Lynette Morse from the New York Transit Museum, Sarah Verity from the Museum at Eldridge Street, and Michelle Lopez and Jennifer Oppito-Candiano from the Queens Museum of Art.

Advance reservations required (but free!):  Space is limited. Please register by clicking on the following link: http://museumaccess.eventbrite.com/ Please contact Cindy VandenBosch at museumaccess@gmail.com if you have any questions about registration.  Special thanks to the FAR Fund for making this workshop possible.