Webinar: Neurodiversity in Museums

Jan 15 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Neurodiversity in Museums: Crafting Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Join museum professional and autism mom Jackie Spainhour as she provides insight into how museums of all sizes and scopes can adapt their facilities and programming to suit the needs of children on the autism spectrum. Jackie will share tangible steps that any museum can take, resources for best practices in engaging children on the autism spectrum, and will discuss how and why museums should prioritize these efforts. Register here.

Jackie Spainhour is a writer, researcher, museum professional, and special needs mom living in Norfolk, Virginia. She is an alumnus of Old Dominion University and sits on the Board of Directors for the Victorian Society in America. Jackie serves as the Director of the Hunter House Victorian Museum is the author of "Museums and Millennials: Engaging the Coveted Patron Generation" and "Gilded Age Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry, and Propriety." Jackie was a 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Fellow for the Virginia Association of Museums, with her research focusing on autism and museums.

This webinar is being presented in collaboration with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH). AASLH is offering a two-webinar series on January 7 and 23 on "Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations." Use code THC20 to receive $20 off the non-member rate. Learn more and register.