ASD-Friendly Afternoon at The Discovery Museums with a special visit from MA EEC Commissoner Tom Weber

The Discovery Museums will hold an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Friendly Afternoon on Tuesday, April 1, free with pre-registration. During ASD Friendly Afternoons, the museums are open to the public but no school groups or birthday parties will be scheduled, to avoid overcrowding and support accessibility of exhibits. A dedicated room is available to welcome families with a child with an ASD to orient them to the campus and programs, and provide a quiet space for children needing a break from the stimulation of the museums.

Also on April 1, Tom Weber, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, will visit The Discovery Museums during the ASD Friendly Afternoon 2:30 – 4:30. A representative from Brain Building in Progress will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information to parents.

Pre-registration for free admission for families with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be completed at http://bit.ly/ASDApr14.

Please join us and spread the word!

Especially for Me is part of the Museums’ Open Door Connections program to provide opportunities for those who face a variety of barriers---financial, developmental, or cultural---to experience the Museums.

Especially for Me series is provided by Foundation for MetroWest, Morgan Stanley, DCU for Kids, The Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation, The Adelard A. Roy and Valdea Lea Roy Foundation, The Acton-Boxborough United Way Youth in Philanthrophy Program and The Fenn School Youth in Philanthropy Program, a program of the Foundation of MetroWest. Thank you!


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