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Autism spectrum disorder

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

Educators from the Museum at Eldridge Street Observe Create Ability Program in Action at MoMA

on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:39pm

Storytelling was the theme at the two Create Ability sessions at the Museum of Modern Art on December 18th.  Create Ability combines hands-on artmaking with a gallery visit for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families.  The two sessions on this day both had the same format and were led by three freelance MoMA educators who have been trained to work with visitors who have disabilities.

Sarah Verity, Director of Visitor Services, and Jan Kampel, a retired teacher and experienced docent, from the Museum at Eldridge Street observed the morning session for ages

Strides in Accessibility at the New York Transit Museum

on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 12:39pm

Photos and captions courtesy of the New York Transit Museum

Whether you're five or sixty-five years old, there's something just plain exciting about descending into an old subway station and finding yourself in a transportation time capsule. That's the New York Transit Museum. It's housed in a 1936 IND Court Street Station in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights and is a place where people, young and old, can immerse themselves in the history of New York's public transportation.

On the upper platform of the old station, you can test out all the different kinds of turnstiles that have been

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