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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

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

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