Partner Webinar: Neurodiversity in Museums: Crafting Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Join museum professional and autism mom Jackie Spainhour as she provides insight into how museums of all sizes and scopes can adapt their facilities and programming to suit the needs of children on the autism spectrum. Jackie will share tangible steps that any museum can take, resources for best practices in engaging children on the autism spectrum, and will discuss how and why museums should prioritize these efforts.
DATE: January 15, 2020
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)
REGISTRATION: This webinar is presented by the Texas Historical Commission. Registration must be completed separately through the Texas Historical Commission. Follow the link in the button below to register.
Jackie Spainhour is a writer, researcher, museum professional, and special needs mom living in Norfolk, Virginia. She is an alumnus of Old Dominion University and sits on the Board of Directors for the Victorian Society in America. Jackie serves as the Director of the Hunter House Victorian Museum is the author of “Museums and Millennials: Engaging the Coveted Patron Generation” and “Gilded Age Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry, and Propriety.” Jackie was a 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Fellow for the Virginia Association of Museums, with her research focusing on autism and museums.
AASLH encourages participants to also attend Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations presented by AASLH. This webinar series is a two-part series presented on January 7 and January 23, 2020. The first webinar will highlight an overview of neurodiversity, accessibility, and inclusion as well as a focus on autism spectrum disorders and respectfully communicate to and about this population. The second part of the series will include lessons learned and practical applications from Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and recommendations for actionable first steps to increase accessibility and inclusion at your organization. Follow the link in the button below to register.