On Thursday, May 20 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time, FRAME-network museum educators from Dallas, Lille, and Montreal will share the result of their multi-year collaboration which led to the publication of FRAMEwork: A Guide for Welcoming Museum Visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The webinar is free and open to all directors, curators and educators in the FRAME network but pre-registration is required. Registration opens May 5.
Presenters will discuss the rationale and processes for designing programs for visitors with autism and will outline practical considerations. They will also share how working together on this FRAMEwork guide helped identify commonalities in programs and approaches, defining best practices for autism programs in museums. Attendees will leave with practical knowledge about creating autism-friendly initiatives at their institution, no matter their staff size, budget, or current stage of accessibility.
Juliette Barthélémy, Project Manager, Mediation and Students, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille; FRAME Education Advisor
Pascaline Bonnave, Visual Artist and Art Therapist, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille; Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Lille
Louise Giroux, Program Officer, Wellness, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Stephen Legari, MSc, MA, ATR, CFT, Program Officer, Art Therapy, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Emily Wiskera, Manager, Access Programs, Dallas Museum of Art; FRAME Education Advisor
The discussion will be moderated by Aurélie Albajar, Head of Education Department, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse; FRAME Education Advisor,
FRAMEworks: Guide for Welcoming Museum Visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder is dedicated to helping other art museums develop programs to welcome people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It launches a new series of digital publications called “FRAMEworks.” This series is an innovative way to promote transatlantic cultural dialogue and foster the development of relevant and responsive programs for museums of the 21st century. Read more about FRAMEworks: Guide for Welcoming Museum Visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder here: