Resources

Autism in Museums Resources

*New Resource* – June 2018 Autism in Museums took part in a podcast made by Ambitious About Autism alongside Mark Barrett and autistic museum professional and Becki Morris founder of the Disability Cooperative Network. The host was Jack Welch, Ambitious About Autism Youth Patron and questions centred around advice for museums on becoming more autism friendly. See Episode 11

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

 

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/

Visit Britain – There are a number of resources on the website from how to make low-cost improvements to access to a guide written in conjunction with the National Autistic Society on ‘Welcoming autistic people to tourism venues’. https://www.visitbritain.org/providing-access-all