Hello and welcome to Autism in Museums
*News Flash* –
New training date! Delighted to partner with Kids in Museums to run another Autism in Museums training day, this time in London at the Jewish Museum. Tuesday 22nd October 10am-4pm For more details and to book please visit the website – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/welcoming-families-and-young-people-with-autism-training-day-tickets-65185087351
I am delighted to announce Autism in Museums have been working with the British Museum on their first autism early opening on Sunday 29th September 2019 8.00am-10.30am. The event is free but booking is essential more details via this link – http://bit.ly/2ZyUTtq
Sad because you missed MuseumNext this year? I did a talk on my work over the last 7 years on Autism in Museums and you can watch it here for free! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMVIWcMq23U
There are a number of exciting events to get involved in this year if you are interested in Autism in Museums. These include –
2019 – July
2nd July – SEND in Museums Conference – South East Museum Development – Brooklands Museum. Autism in Museums will be talking at this conference, that is showcasing the SEND in Museums project which ran throughout the South East during April – July. This linked museums with a variety of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabled) groups and ages to produce focused outcomes that increased inclusion. This conference will celebrate that work and build upon it with practical workshops and talks that cover different SEND subjects. The day will conclude with an open discussion with strategic organisations to explore what the sector can do next to welcome SEND audiences.
Visitor Experience Forum Awards – This June I am one of the judging panel for the Visitor Experience Forum awards. This is the second year I will be judging and the categories include ‘Accessible Visitor Attraction’. The winners will be announced in August at the London Transport Museum – https://vedf.weebly.com/awards.html
Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award – This June I took part in short-listing for the 2019 award. With over 800 nominations for museums this was an incredibly difficult task. There are some amazing museums doing great work around inclusion and accessibility. You can view the shortlist here – https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2019/06/shortlist-announced-for-the-family-friendly-museum-award-2019/
Museum Next 2019, 3-5th June. I am delighted to announce I will be speaking at this years Museum Next conference about Autism in Museums. You can watch the speech here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMVIWcMq23U
2019 – past
Museum Hour – Join us on Monday 1st April for #MuseumHour 8-9pm. A fast paced twitter discussion about Autism in Museums in celebration of Autism Awareness Week 1-7th April 2018. Guest hosts will be Kids in Museums. You can catch up with all the tweets here – https://twitter.com/i/moments/1114154954783109121?lang=en
Training Day – Welcoming Families and Young People with Autism Autism in Museums is delighted to be partnering with Kids in Museums and National Museums Liverpool to offering a training day on the 9th May in Liverpool. With some great speakers sharing tips and best practice.
Sept 2018 – State of Museum Access Report 2018, this year Autism in Museums has collaborated with Vocal Eyes on a report looking into the information provided on websites to visitors and giving advice on how to best welcome autistic visitors. You can read more about the report on the blog – http://autisminmuseums.com/state-of-museum-access-2018-a-new-report/