Friday, April 6, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art
Join the Museum Access Consortium for a day of learning and progress for welcoming and engaging adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Developed for professionals from cultural organizations, this symposium will offer professional development related to all aspects of engaging this population from building community and welcoming audiences and visitors to building more inclusive staffs through internships and employment opportunities. Learn from individuals with developmental disabilities, cultural organizations who have pioneered work in this area, funders, and service organizations. This symposium is part of the Supporting Transitions project, funded by the FAR Fund.
Katie Sweeney will be a speaker at the 9:30 AM session on "Welcome and Panel: Building Community". Katie sits on the Board of CO/LAB Theater Group, and they will be on the 10:30 AM panel "Best Practices for Welcoming Adults Developmental Disabilities".
I will be attending this event with Katie Sweeney. - Mike Sweeney.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Join the Museum Access Consortium for a day of learning. This workshop, designed for adults (ages 18+) with autism and other developmental disabilities, will introduce individuals to various opportunities for getting involved in New York City’s cultural organizations. Those new to attending cultural organizations can sample the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Discoveries Program, an interactive recreation program where attendees have the chance to explore the museum and make art in a hands-on, guided program. Attendees interested in future career opportunities can attend the workshops focused on internships and employment. Those interested in becoming artists and performers can experience an audition workshop or portfolio workshop. This symposium is part of the Supporting Transitions project, funded by the FAR Fund.
I will not be attending this event - Mike Sweeney.