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Guidelines and resources for cultural professionals to use to provide more accessible facilities and programs for people with disabilities.

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2018 MAC Town Hall

Monday, November 5, 2018 Brooklyn Public Library Speakers: Lara Schweller, MAC Co-Chair Michelle Gornstein-Holtzman, MAC Membership Chair  Ruth Starr, MAC Communications Chair Aliza Greenberg, Supporting Transitions Project Leader Constance Stienon, MAC Co-Chair   Full Transcript Below: Speaker:  Good evening.  Welcome to the MAC member town…

Audio Clips: Adults on the Spectrum Share Their Museum Experiences

Recorded on 1-29-2013 at a Museum Access Consortium Workshop These audio clips are recorded excerpts from a workshop that was co-hosted by the Museum Access Consortium and GRASP on January 29, 2013 at The Museum of Modern Art entitled, “Adults on the Autism Spectrum Share their Museum…

Conference Presentation: American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Expo

On May 28, 2016, MAC presented at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting and Expo.  Along with the New York Transit Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, MAC presented a session titled, “Transforming the Workplace: Autism-Friendly Hiring…

Conference Presentation: Kennedy Center 2017 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference

On August 8, 2017, MAC’s Supporting Transitions team presented at the Kennedy Center 2017 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference. Along with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, ESMoA, and Birch Family Services, MAC presented a session titled “Supporting Transitions: Creating Meaningful Internships for Individuals…

Examples of Social Narratives for Visitors

This resource highlights examples of social narratives that have been developed by cultural institutions across the New York metro area and have been used by visitors who have autism, their family members, and educators in preparation for their visit. Some cultural institutions offer social narratives, step-by-step…

Guidelines for Accessible Presentations

The Museum Access Consortium hosts professional development seminars concerning public and programmatic access for people with disabilities. MAC strives for all presentations to meet standards for accessibility, so that all attendees can participate fully. Remember that disabilities are not always obvious. You should assume that…

Guidelines for Autism-Friendly Programs

Assessment and Planning   Program Development and Orientation   Preparing Your Visitors and Training Staff   Related Resources   Assessment and Planning   Define and communicate a clear purpose: Set achievable goals. Start small so that you can learn as you grow. Clearly communicate your…

Learning Module: Creating a Social Narrative for Visitors with Autism

This learning module includes tips for creating a social narrative for your cultural institution to better prepare visitors for what to expect on the day of their visit. Social narratives are most commonly used by people who have autism spectrum disorder to manage expectations and…

Learning Module: Creating Visual Schedules and Checklists

Visual schedules and checklists offer visitors a general outline of what to expect on the day of their visit that can be used in preparation for the visit, as a visual reference point during and after the visit, as a communication tool, and to encourage…

Mindful Communication: Language and Disability Discussion and Best Practices

Mindful Communication: Language and Disability Discussion and Best Practices Thursday, February 7th, 2019   ***This transcript provides a meaning-for-meaning summary to facilitate communication access. TypeWell speech-to-text service may not be a fully verbatim record of the proceedings. This language has not been reviewed or approved…