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Welcoming Families and Young People with Autism in museums

Date 18 May 2021
Time 10am
Venue Online
Organiser MGS & Kids in Museums
Pricing

Free

About the Event

2 day training course exploring practical ways to make your venue more welcoming, accessible & inclusive to people with autism. Please book on to both dates to attend the full course.

Would you like to make your venue more welcoming to families and young people with autism, but aren’t sure where to start?

We know that two thirds of families with additional needs are keen to visit museums even with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

Whether you want a refresher or you’re starting from scratch these virtual training sessions will bring together a range of perspectives and explore practical ways to make your venue more welcoming, accessible and inclusive to people with autism.

The training will help delegates to:

  • gain an insight into how families and young people with autism experience your venues
  • find out how other organisations have made low and no cost changes in response to consultation with this audience
  • think about small changes you could make in your venue to be more welcoming to this audience
  • explore ideas on how to embed practice, make new local partnerships, create self-guided resources and take COVID-19 restrictions into consideration.

This training event will be delivered virtually over two half day sessions (two hours and fifteen minutes with a short break) by Claire Madge who runs Autism in Museums and Kids in Museums.

Who should attend?

This training is aimed at staff who work in museums, art galleries and heritage sites who are interested in making their organisations more welcoming to families and young people with autism.

(Access requirements and commitments)

To help us respond to your needs effectively we would like to know:

-if you have any access requirement?

-What are you hoping to get out of the training day?

- During the session we will be going into breakout rooms. Please state one area or challenge you would like to focus on for the discussion.

Please send your responses to these questions to lorettam@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk

Register online