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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. This workshop is hosted by the Museum Access Consortium (MAC) and MoMA in partnership with GRASP. Special thanks to The FAR Fund for their generous support of this workshop series. Location: The theater at MoMA's Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, located at 4 West 54th Street, New York, NY.

Space is limited. Advance RSVP required to secure yourself a spot.

Click the following link to register for this workshop:

http://www.museumaccessconsortium.eventbrite.com/ or send an email to museumaccess@gmail.com, or call (212) 570–7789 to inquire about availability and to make your reservation. As part of your registration, please feel free to include a note about questions or topics you would like to see addressed during this session.

Accessibility:

This workshop will be held in a theater that is wheelchair accessible. 

wheelchair accessible
 

Upon Request:

infrared assistive listening systemsign language availableopen captioning available

This space is equipped with an induction loop that transmits directly to hearing aids with T-Coils. Neck loops are available, as well as CART, upon request. If you require these accommodations, please email museumaccess@gmail.com or call (212) 570-7789. Please contact us at least one week before the workshop.

 

About GRASP:

GRASP is the largest organization in the world composed of adults who have autism and is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and teens on the autism spectrum through community outreach, peer supports, education, and advocacy.