Liverpool continues to lead the way to becoming an Autism Friendly city. Is is fantastic news to hear they have been chosen as Autism Champions for April. They run events across their museums and you can find out more here.
The team at National Museums Liverpool have been working with Autism Together since 2015 to provide an autism-friendly atmosphere and specific workshops, as part of our Autism Champions scheme.
The museums, which include the World Museum, Maritime Museum, Walker Art Gallery, International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House and the Museum of Liverpool, offer quiet mornings which are tailored to people on the autism spectrum, and autism-friendly workshops for both families and schools.
Here’s a list of all the autism-friendly events going on during the next two months.
25th April 2019, 2nd May 2019, 9th May 2019 – Little Liverpool Relaxed morning at the Museum of Liverpool:
Join the museum for their weekly quieter, relaxed morning in the Little Liverpool gallery. This is a quieter session and will include sensory resources and ear defenders.
Little Liverpool is crammed with hands on activities for children aged under 7. Admission is by a free timed ticket, which you can collect from the welcome desk on the day of your visit.
28th April 2019 – Relaxed morning at International Slavery Museum:
Visit the museum for an autism-friendly quiet morning. The museum will be open as usual to the public but this is a quieter morning and noise levels will be reduced.
28th April 2019, 26th May 2019 – Relaxed morning at Merseyside Maritime Museum
Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum including the ‘Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered’ gallery for an autism-friendly quiet morning. Noise levels will be reduced during this time.
More information about events and visiting at all the museums can be found at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/schools-and-groups/autism.aspx
National Museums Liverpool have also worked with Autism Together to produce a short film which is being shown in the Museum of Liverpool, which showcases people on the autism spectrum and their hopes and dreams for the future.
This blog post originally appeared here – http://www.autismfriendlyliverpool.com/autism-champion-of-the-month-april-national-museums-liverpool/
Cold and wet in Liverpool. But inspired by the jargon-free event and great speakers – some of which I could have listened to for much, much longer. I can’t wait for the handouts to arrive so I can share with my boss (and her boss). Loved the gallery activity – so simple but really effective. On
a personal note, the event also got me to glimpse Liverpool again after many, many years. It’s different in looks but the same at heart.