Accommodations and Resources to Increase Accessibility to Museums for Families Affected by Autism

Monday, October 1, 2018: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Meeting Room 25 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Sarah Pratt, Project Manager, Explora
Michelle Kortenaar, Vice President of Strategic Development, Sciencenter and Kat Miller, Visitor Services, Inventory Specialist, Explora

Learn about visit-support resources, special events, and summer camp accommodations for children on the spectrum. Presenters will share their museums’ experiences working with local autism communities to offer programs, such as sensory-friendly hours, for families affected by autism. Participants will explore visit-support resources and discuss increasing accessibility for this audience.

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