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Programs and Resources for Families Affected by Autism
Families Affected by Autism

The Museum opens its doors one hour early for families affected by autism. Programs take place every other month, on weekend mornings from 9:00am-11:00am. Educators lead tours, art-making activities, and demonstrations. These programs are free, but space is limited.

To pre-register, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5182.

Upcoming Programs:

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Let's Take a Trip

Climb aboard the world's fastest commercial plane, Concorde, and learn about what is the same and what is different when traveling by land, air and sea. Families will practice getting ready for a trip by going through security, using boarding passes and ordering a favorite in-flight meal.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Astronauts Aboard Intrepid?

Did you know that Intrepid helped NASA? Families will discover why the Intrepid Museum is a space museum and what it was like for astronauts to splash down in the ocean when they returned to Earth.

Recent Programs:

July 21, 2013

Space Shuttle Enterprise
Visual Vocabulary & Schedule

October 5, 2013

Crew's Views
Visual Vocabulary & Schedule

December 14, 2013

Pilots and Planes
Visual Vocabulary & Schedule

March 8, 2014

Rosie the Riveter & the Home Front
Visual Vocabulary & Schedule

"The Intrepid's Access programs for children on the Autism Spectrum are terrific. They are well-planned and well-implemented. Those guiding the tours and working with the children are loving, flexible, and terrific listeners. The programs have opened up a new world of sea, air, and space excitement for my eleven-year old daughter. We are thrilled and proud to be members of this creative and fun Intrepid community." - Parent of child with autism
Parent Advisory Council
Meeting quarterly, Parent Advisory Council members review program lesson plans and activities, give feedback on website and marketing materials, and connect museum staff with community organizations and schools.

To learn more about becoming a part of the Parent Advisory Council, contact access@intrepidmuseum.org.
"As parents who have children with disabilities, we know what can and cannot work for our children and it was wonderful to have a voice. What was more important was seeing first-hand all the many wonderful, creative ideas and projects you've created for ALL Children within the Autism spectrum (and those who are not) to enjoy. It was a pleasure to see how our ideas, concerns, and issues were quickly embraced, to help create more amazing future tours for all children. I can't wait to see all the new ideas and projects during future tours." - Parent in Advisory Council
Resources for Families Affected by Autism: Plan your Visit (Coming Soon)
Resources for Museums: Toolkit on Increasing Accessibility for Families Affected by Autism (Coming Soon)
Access Programs and Resources are generously funded by Autism Speaks, The Steven A. and Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the FAR Fund, the Ambrose Monell Foundation, and the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund.

This program is supported, in part, by Public Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

This program is supported, in part, by Public Funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.