ASTC RAPs (Roundtables for Advancing
the Professions) provide a forum for museum professionals
to network, learn together, and expand their knowledge base. Hosted
by ASTC-member institutions worldwide, these small-group weekend
intensives have covered a wide range of topics—from camp-ins
and youth programs to information-technology trends and outdoor
science parks. Participation fees, which help to defray
host museum costs, are generally U.S.$50 for employees of ASTC-member institutions
and U.S.$100 for nonmembers.
from 15 countries attended a June 2004 RAP about mobile
exhibits hosted by Technopolis, the Flemish Science
March 10 and 11, 2012
From Access to Inclusion: Welcoming the Autism Community
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Exploring Our Way (EOW) was designed to provide a supportive and comfortable setting where children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are able to gain skills and increase their confidence in the museum.
This RAP will explore the questions:
See Exploring Our Way in action at the Children's Museum of NH, learn how you can replicate EOW in your museum, and hear from the autism experts who partnered with us in creating EOW.
- What Autism is and is not
- How Exploring Our Way started and what the research tells us
- How your museum can support families who have a child on the autism spectrum
- How your museum can become a vital resource for families dealing with an ASD diagnosis
- Other museums' autism programs
Contact: Paula Rais, Director of Community Engagement
Phone: 603/ 742-2002