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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.

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

Connecting Museums: Eldridge Street Educators Visit Programs Around the City

on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 5:17pm


Photo credit: Peter Aaron/ Esto

"I view learning as ongoing throughout one's life and welcome the challenge of this new experience," says Jan Kampel, a retired school teacher and docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Jan will join five other colleagues and volunteers to participate in a working group to evaluate, assess, and adapt the museum's programs for people on the autism spectrum. Over the next few weeks, they will be visiting cultural institutions all over the city to observe educational programs for children on the autism spectrum.