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
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.