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Serving Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder In the "Heart of Brooklyn"

on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 10:01pm

Serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families was the focus of a panel hosted in May of this year by Heart of Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Heart of Brooklyn is a partnership of six cultural institutions located in central Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden,Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public LibraryProspect Park, Prospect Park Zoo. HOB has recently begun a two-year action-research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Rockefeller Foundation aimed at diagnosing and responding creatively to 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

February MAC Workshop to focus on DIR model of work with children who have Autism

on Fri, 01/13/2012 - 3:30pm

Thanks to a generous grant from The FAR Fund, the Museum Access Consortium will be holding a workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 7th from 3:00-5:00PM as part of a series of four workshops that focus on how cultural institutions can adapt existing resources to provide a welcoming experience for visitors who have autism and their families.  We invite museum professionals and members and representatives from the disability community to join us.  Participation in prior workshops is not required.  Please see instructions below to RSVP, as space is limited.

Workshop: Strategies