Education & Interpretation
Programs for visitors on the autism spectrum have been a part of museum programming for years, sometimes decades, and visitor expectations are ever-evolving - so how can museums continue to be relevant to this growing audience with changing needs, and implement innovative and engaging programs? How can museums grow and build upon longstanding successful programs? In this session, two museums will describe their rationale and processes for designing programming for visitors on autism spectrum, and will outline practical considerations. Through reflection and small group discussions, participants will exchange ideas and expertise and be able to articulate different motivations and rationales for growing programs for their visitors.