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.

On the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy
07/25/2020
On the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy

On the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy

Lawrence Carter-Long is the director of Communications at Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF). In this video, he shines a spotlight on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came to be through the persistent work of disability activists. Click here for the video transcript.

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
07/19/2020

Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network

Join Hand in Hand next Tuesday to learn about how people with disabilities experience discrimination, exclusion, and vulnerability because of the way our society devalues and dehumanizes disability.

Domestic workers – especially caregivers, homecare workers and home attendants – play a critical role in providing support to people with disabilities and seniors to be able to live with dignity in their homes and communities.

Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/ableism-101-training

07/17/2020
Make Your Video Calls Accessible

Make Your Video Calls Accessible

Just in time for #ADA30, King County has some tips on how to make your remote meetings accessible for everyone! It’s a great time to improve accessibility as...

Nicole Kelly
07/11/2020

Nicole Kelly

Did you know when you are apart of an oppressed group, your daily encounters/experiences cause trauma?

Parents, it’s something to have on your radar as your kiddos develop and really start to grapple with identity.

Did you know you have to work through trauma both physically AND mentally? It’s true. And it sucks. Cause I only want to process my trauma once, thanks.

In June 2013 I won the title of Miss Iowa (Not the trauma) and immediately I became WORLD news. The headline across the world was, “Disabled Girl Goes to Miss America.” (This was the trauma)

So, why was the headline and attention so traumatic?

It was traumatic because I didn’t identify as a disabled person. It was like the world was telling lies about me and I didn’t know how fix it. Trauma. Lots of it.

So I had a major identity crisis at the age of 23. My body and my mind rebelled because I refused to process my trauma. Anxiety and depression hit at full force, my friends. I finished off my year as Miss Iowa weighing less than 100 lbs...cause my body was BEGGING me to sit with my trauma and process it. It sucked and it was lonely for a really long time.

Once I sat down with a therapist...all the pieces that didn’t make sense in my brain started to come together. I bravely started to read about/meet with disability experts/advocates/mentors. I learned about social constructs and I learned my current place within one.

I learned I was disabled.

But then another important thing happened, I got mad. Why had I shunned this amazingly strong group my entire life? It’s because I thought disability was a bad word. I thought it meant weakness, pity, sadness, complete inability....all things that are wildly untrue. Nobody had educated me on the power of my own community.

This is WHY I now yell so loudly into the void. If I can help just ONE person understand social construct, identity, and the power of understanding the way the world responds to us....my traumatic experience will have been worth it. 🔥❤️

(Go read The Body Keeps Score. It’s my fav) #disability #pride #missiowa #missamerica #pageantry #bighairdontcare #beyoutiful #process #educate #inspire #trauma #disabilityawareness

Being Black Helped Me Be Blind and Being Blind Helped Me Understand that #BlackLivesMatter
07/06/2020
Being Black Helped Me Be Blind and Being Blind Helped Me Understand that #BlackLivesMatter

Being Black Helped Me Be Blind and Being Blind Helped Me Understand that #BlackLivesMatter

From the Editor: Anil Lewis is a person with such prominence in the Federation that writing a headnote about him seems almost as unnecessary as writing an introduction for President Riccobono, Immediate Past President Maurer, or our first vice president and chairman of the National Federation of the...

Helping Design a Life-Changing Product
06/17/2020
Helping Design a Life-Changing Product

Helping Design a Life-Changing Product

Part of the Solution: How One Company Benefitted From Including Would-Be Users in Product Design Rob Wudlick’s experience as an engineer and a quad

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....

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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.