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
Join us on Wednesday, March 7th to participate in an interactive workshop that will focus on how and what museum professionals are learning from creating and offering programs for visitors who are on the autism spectrum. Representatives from the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York Transit Museum, and Queens Museum of Art will share their experiences of adapting programs for visitors who have autism followed by a question and answer period.
Recent studies reveal that at least one in every 110 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism. With the proper staff training, program development, and community outreach, museums can and should be resources for improving the quality of life for people of all ages with autism. Thanks to a generous grant from The FAR Fund, the Museum Access Consortium is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a free four-part workshop series over the next year for museum professionals to explore how cultural institutions can adapt existing resources to provide a welcoming experience for