Museum Map Project: Museum-based Autism Initiatives

Museum Map Project: Museum-based Autism Initiatives Database of Museum programs for people with Autism. The aim of the Museum Map Project is to increase transparency of access programs across the USA.

Explore the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in 3D
05/22/2020
Explore the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in 3D

Explore the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in 3D

You can’t visit the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in person right now. But you can explore it.. in 3D! This memorial weekend might be a great time to check it out. Sherman shows us how …

Why coronavirus may make the world more accessible
05/19/2020
Why coronavirus may make the world more accessible

Why coronavirus may make the world more accessible

For many disabled people, options like remote working have been needed for years. As many workplaces make this shift, are there also other ways the world could become more accessible?

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership
05/11/2020

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership

We were originally going to share this announcement next week—but we just couldn't wait. Our next guest for our Disability Power Series is…drum roll please 🥁 …Judy Heumann! (Limited space—please register ASAP.)

Details and registration here: http://bit.ly/DPSHeumann

05/07/2020
Reshaping the Lens: Filmmaking and Disability

Reshaping the Lens: Filmmaking and Disability

For my ART490 Investigative Projects Senior Capstone course I had pursued my Independent research to be centered on the topic about Filmmakers with Disabilit...

Amidst COVID-19 Crisis, Disability Inclusion Fund Launches Rapid Response Fund
04/23/2020
Amidst COVID-19 Crisis, Disability Inclusion Fund Launches Rapid Response Fund

Amidst COVID-19 Crisis, Disability Inclusion Fund Launches Rapid Response Fund

The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) at Borealis Philanthropy is announcing the launch of a $200,000 rapid response fund to support the needs of people with disabilities related to the impact of COVID-19. “In times of crisis, vulnerable communities face the threat of greater marginalization an

Insightful article on the autistic grocery shopping experience. How could we transfer some of these ideas to schools and...
04/17/2020
Shopping in the world of Coronavirus: an Autistic’s perspective – Cerebration of Kat

Insightful article on the autistic grocery shopping experience. How could we transfer some of these ideas to schools and museums? Many museums offer sensory hours or quiet spaces for example. I am sure many collections directors would love there to be traffic lines or spacing indicators of the floor to protect artifacts and allow visitors more personal space. What do you think?
https://www.cerebrationofkat.co.uk/home-page/shopping-in-the-world-of-coronavirus-an-autistics-perspective/?fbclid=IwAR3FEvNmAIKKyUs_7SKi4lLuh2qAja3Ty7ac9WMU3hcg8wH07pgzA-Wj-cM

Shopping in the world of Coronavirus: an Autistic’s perspective Leave a Comment / Autism / By Kat For an autistic person, shopping can be a nightmare at the best of times. The fluorescent lights flicker and burn our eyes as they glaringly reflect off the multitude of brightly coloured shiny plasti...

04/17/2020
Visiting museums online

Check out these virtual museum options!
https://youtu.be/5XCASfvQiZM

Museums have always been a way to escape the pressures of daily life. Yet, just when we really need them, they're closed … except, thank goodness, on the int...

Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility
03/29/2020

Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility

Please join us on Thursday, April 2 at 6 pm EST for our free webinar "Processing Together: Arts Education for Students with Disabilities during COVID-19"
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As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of teaching during COVID-19, arts educators are doing their best to teach all students from a distance. In this conversation, a panel of arts educators will share their processes in transitioning to alternate instruction models, their challenges reaching students of all means and abilities, and the ways they are working to combat those challenges during this time. Together, attendees and panelists will troubleshoot, gather ideas, and share resources. Arts educators, teaching artists, and parents/guardians seeking support and resources are welcome. Join us!
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https://bit.ly/ProcessingTogether
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[Image: Free Webinar. Processing Together: Arts Education for Students with Disabilities during COVID-19. April 2, 2020, 6 p.m. EST. https://bit.ly/ProcessingTogether]

In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights
03/26/2020
In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights

In 'Crip Camp,' a rare spotlight for disability rights

PARK CITY, UTAH (AP) — It wasn't Judith Heumann's first standing ovation, but it might have been her loudest. Heumann, who had polio as a baby and uses a wheelchair, has for decades been...

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center - SARTAC
03/17/2020

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center - SARTAC

This 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information). Please share it widely. Our goal is to keep people with disabilities healthy during this national crisis. Let us know if you have suggestions on how to improve this booklet.
https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

At Home Activities | Museum Access Consortium
03/16/2020
At Home Activities | Museum Access Consortium

At Home Activities | Museum Access Consortium

The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium is dedicated to our mission to increase access to the cultural institutions of New York City. With many of our beloved institutions temporarily closed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have created this webpage to link you to as many....

Check out this #sensoryfriendly event at a children's museum in Maine! https://umaine.edu/autisminstitute/event/sensory-...
03/10/2020
Sensory Friendly Time at Coastal Children's Museum! - Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research - University of Maine

Check out this #sensoryfriendly event at a children's museum in Maine! https://umaine.edu/autisminstitute/event/sensory-friendly-time-at-ccm/

Outside of the Box, a non-profit organization dedicated to bring inclusion, acceptance, and love to persons with autism in Maine, has teamed up with the Coastal Children’s Museum to host a sensory friendly event for children with special needs and their families! The museum is reserving this time ...

Check out this cool event in Nevada at the Discovery museum! #sensoryfriendlymuseum #inclusivemuseum #sensoryfriendly #a...
03/09/2020
Discover Your Way | The Discovery

Check out this cool event in Nevada at the Discovery museum! #sensoryfriendlymuseum #inclusivemuseum #sensoryfriendly #autisminmuseums https://nvdm.org/event/discover-your-way-3/2019-06-02/

Sensory-friendly exploration at The Discovery Join us for Discover Your Way, a program that offers exclusive admission for families with children with Autism or those who can benefit from sensory-friendly time at the museum, on the first Sunday of each month from 10:00am to noon. This program create...

03/09/2020
DIY Captioning, a Starter Series: Part One

DIY Captioning, a Starter Series: Part One

This is a starter series on how to caption your theater or other live event, brought to you by CaptionPoint. This first series will be broken into a few shor...

With spring in the air I am starting to think about summer programming! Anyone heard of this #autismfriendly camp at the...
03/05/2020
Summer Camp: Make a Masterpiece (Autism-Friendly!) - Glazer Children's Museum

With spring in the air I am starting to think about summer programming! Anyone heard of this #autismfriendly camp at the Glazer museum of Play? #inclusivemuseum #art https://glazermuseum.org/event/summer-camp-make-a-masterpiece-autism-friendly

Ages 5, 6-7 | Ages 8-10 Calling all future artists! Get messy in this immersive arts camp as we explore painting, sculpture, collage, and more! Register Today Registration closes each week on Sunday 1pm for the following week. For information on drop-off and pickup, pricing, what’s included, what ...

Did you know the Grammy museum is a certified autism center and hosts monthly Sensory friendly programs?! https://www.gr...
03/02/2020
Sensory Saturdays | GRAMMY Museum

Did you know the Grammy museum is a certified autism center and hosts monthly Sensory friendly programs?! https://www.grammymuseum.org/education/sensory-saturdays #autisminmuseums #inclusivemuseum #sensoryfriendly #GRAMMYmuseum

The GRAMMY Museum & Your Ears Rock present Sensory Saturday. The Museum is committed to increasing access to our interactive, educational space by providing a sensory-friendly environment designed for patrons of all ages and abilities and their families. Programming includes less crowding, quieter s...

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Why it started

As a graduate student at the University of Washington I was very interested in museums’ ability to welcome visitors with autism and other physical and neurological differences. But I could not find a list of more than ten sites which offered programs or resources. And I wanted to see if there were patterns across the country, so I systematically googled museums by state and scoured all their websites. Now this website organizes museum based autism initiatives by state, by museum regional association, and even features resources and helpful readings I found along the way. In order to stay current, I need YOUR help. Share this resource and let me know of new programs--Many museums do not post information on their websites!


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Excited to see this topic addressed. I like other things done by this channel so I expect this will be a fair, thorough, and easy to understand treatment of these stories.