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MACA Program - Engaging a Spectrum: A workshop for cultural institutions welcoming people with autism

  • Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

Learn best practices for welcoming and engaging the autism community at your institution. Autism expert, Dr. Sally Burton-Hoyle (Eastern Michigan University), will give attendees a working knowledge of autism spectrum disorder along with accessibility and communication tips. Ashley Grady (Access Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution) will be joining us virtually to talk about sensory-friendly programming, such as “Morning at the Museum,” and other autism initiatives at the various Smithsonian museums.  A round of “lightning presentations” on autism initiatives at cultural institutions around Michigan will be shared in the second half of the workshop.