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Autism Early Opening at Tower Bridge

*News Flash* WE DID IT! MUSEUM MARATHON RAISED OVER £1,175.00 FOR AUTISM IN MUSEUMS – More about our fantastic day here http://www.mardixon.com/ and you can still donate here – https://www.gofundme.com/museummarathon2018

This site officially launched during Autism Awareness Week 2018 on 26th March. There are a number of exciting events to get involved in this year if you are interested in Autism in Museums. These include –

This Free Sensory Autism in Museums Equipment has been extended till 7th September 2018 – 

Sept 2018Free Sensory Autism in Museums Equipment – You can now apply for FREE autism in museums sensory equipment for your museum, gallery or heritage site. You have till 7th Sept 2018. Pleased to announce that SpaceKraft have kindly donated an extra Tactile Sensory Bag (worth over £100) to our equipment giveaway so we have even more to offer! Thank you SpaceKraft

This offer is only open to UK residents. Please read this blog to find out how to apply – http://autisminmuseums.com/free-sensory-equipment-from-autism-in-museums/ 

Sept 2018 – State of Museum Access Report 2018, this year Autism in Museums has collaborated with Vocal Eyes on a report looking into the information provided on websites to visitors and giving advice on how to best welcome autistic visitors. You can read more about the report on the blog – http://autisminmuseums.com/state-of-museum-access-2018-a-new-report/

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Previous events –

8th August 2018 – Visitor Experience Forum Awards 2018 – Autism in Museums/Tincture of Museum was one of the judges for these new awards including the category of ‘Accessible Visitor Experience of the Year’. The winners will be announced on the 8th August and you can find our more info here – https://vedf.weebly.com/veforum-awards.html

June 2018 – Ambitious About Autism – Podcast. In June Autism in Museums was invited to take part in a podcast alongside Mark Barrett and Becki Morris which was hosted by Jack Welch. The podcast provided lots of tips and advice for welcoming autistic people into your museum, gallery and heritage venue.

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/understanding-autism/ambitious-about-autism-podcast

21st June 2018 – Kids in Museums – Family Friendly Award 2018, Autism in Museums/Tincture of Museum helped to short list museums for this award, the shortlist will be announced on 21st June. There will be an opportunity for families to sign up as judges, this is a great opportunity to help choose a museum that showcases the very best in access for families. More info here – https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards/

16th May 2018 – At the Museums and Heritage Show Autism in Museums will be joining Kids in Museums to give advice and tips on running autism events in your museum. http://show.museumsandheritage.com/ 

15th April 2018Museum Marathon raised money for Autism in Museums you can find out more here – http://www.mardixon.com/

-Donate here – https://www.gofundme.com/museummarathon2018

13th April 2018Heritage Volunteering Conference, I spoke about Team CASPA and a work experience project with young autistic adults at the Museum of London. https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/heritage-volu A blog on my top tips is here – http://autisminmuseums.com/making-a-difference-for-young-people-with-autism-museum-of-london-and-team-caspa-2017/

26th March 2018 – Autism in Museums focus for Museum Hour 8-9pm. A twitter conversation with @MuseumHour to promote and support Autism in Museums https://twitter.com/museumhour  You can catch up on some of the tweet here – https://twitter.com/i/moments/978907062628384768?lang=en