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MAC's Autism-Friendly Cultural Programs Fair

Museum Access Consortium

Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

MAC's Autism-Friendly Cultural Programs Fair

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Type End Quantity
Representative from a Service Provider, Education Professional (DOE, Charter School, etc.), or any other type of related professional Ended Free  
Caregiver or family member of a child or adult with autism Ended Free  
General ticket (I am not any of the above or I prefer not to identify myself) Ended Free  

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Event Details

We are thrilled to announce that the Museum Access Consortium will be hosting Autism-Friendly Cultural Programs Public Fair on Sunday, April 6th from 2-5PM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Join us to learn about the many autism-friendly programs and resources offered at cultural institutions throughout New York City! The mission of this public fair is to create a safe space for youth and adults on the autism spectrum and their families to congregate, meet museum and cultural institution professionals, and learn about the multitude of autism-friendly programs and offerings in New York City. There will be hands-on activities, presentations and discussions, and resources to take away to help you plan future visits.


This is the registration for service providers, children and youth on the autism spectrum and their caregivers, adults on the autism spectrum and their caregivers, art therapists, District of Education representatives and anyone else who would like to attend. Please note that space is limited and registration is required.

Please select the correct ticket type below and fill out all the information.  If you are a representative from a service provider, Education Professional (DOE, Charter School, etc.), or any other type of related professional AND a caregiver, please choose the caregiver option. There will be an opportunity to describe your additional roles as part of the registration. 

Autism-Friendly Cultural Programs Public Fair is part of MAC’s three-year project. Thanks to support from The FAR Fund and 20 partner organizations, MAC has offered nine professional development workshops to help cultural institutions create more welcoming experiences for visitors of all ages with autism and their caregivers. 

Cultural Programs and Organizations that will be featured:

American Museum of Natural History

Autism Speaks

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Public Library

Children's Museum of The Arts

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

The Jewish Museum

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum at Eldridge Street

National Autism Association NY Metro Chapter.

New York Transit Museum

New York Hall of Science

Theater Development Fund/Theater Autism Initiative

Tech Kids Unlimited

Wildlife Conservation Society/Central Park Zoo

Whitney Museum of American Art

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mattie:


About MAC
The Museum Access Consortium (MAC), is a citywide membership-based organization comprised of individuals from cultural institutions and disability communities working together to advance accessibility.  Since the mid-1990s, MAC has offered free professional development workshops and a network of mutual support to help practitioners learn about, implement, and strengthen best practices for access and inclusion in cultural facilities of all types.  


Have questions about MAC's Autism-Friendly Cultural Programs Fair? Contact Museum Access Consortium

When & Where

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education (Please enter the Museum at 81st Street and 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10028

Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Museum Access Consortium

MAC consists of representatives from various museum departments throughout the New York City Metropolitan area and members and representatives of the disability community. Members of MAC exchange information, ideas and resources, offer educational workshops on accessibility topics, and provide a network of mutual support.

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