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Exploration and Discovery: Visits to the Museum at Eldridge Street (Part 2)

on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 4:08am

By Sarah Crean, blogger for Museum Access Consortium

Two classes from the District 75 public school P94M - one made up of 4th and 5th graders, the other of 6th through 8th graders - returned for a very successful second visit to the Museum at Eldridge Street.

As we noted in an earlier post, with generous support from The FAR Fund, the Museum Access Consortium has supported the Museum at Eldridge Street in their efforts to pilot and implement specialized programs for children with autism.

Similar to previous visits, museum educators provided the students with a visual schedule -- a handout

Exploration and Discovery: Visits to the Museum at Eldridge Street (Part 1)

on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:45pm

By Sarah Crean, blogger for Museum Access Consortium

Together with the Museum Access Consortium, and with support from the FAR Fund, the Museum at Eldridge Street launched a three year long pilot project to implement specialized programs for children with autism. By documenting this effort, our hopes are that other cultural institutions may learn from this case study and improve their own programmatic offerings.

In the Fall of 2011, the Museum at Eldridge Street partnered with P94M, a school on Manhattan's Lower East Side that emphasizes the performing arts and specializes in working with

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.

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