Resources

Autism in Museums Resources

Welcoming Young People and Families with Autism –

This 2016 resource was produced by Kids in Museums working with Autism in Museums and Ambitious About Autism https://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/2016/04/04/welcoming-families-and-young-people-with-autism/

 

Autism in Museum Blogs

Network Autism – Autism in Museums 

Written in 2016 this explores how some museums use initiatives such as early openings and backpacks, to remove the barriers autistic people may face when visiting. http://network.autism.org.uk/good-practice/case-studies/autism-museums

Top 5 tips for professionals: autism friendly museums. http://network.autism.org.uk/knowledge/insight-opinion/top-5-autism-tips-professionals-autism-friendly-museums

Association of Independent Museums 

How do you welcome autism into your museum? 2014. https://aimuseums.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/how-do-you-welcome-autism-into-your-museum/

Autism Training

This National Autistic Society Video – Too Much Information is great for explaining how sensory overload can affect autistic people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr4_dOorquQ&t=3s

Other Resources 

State of Museum Access Report 2016 – Vocal Eyes. Museum websites are key to providing a warm welcome and pre-visit information. This report looks at what you need to consider putting on your website to welcome visitors with additional needs.  http://vocaleyes.co.uk/state-of-museum-access-report-2016/