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ERIC Number: EJ1061622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Examination of a Museum Program for Children with Autism
Mulligan, Shelley; Rais, Paula; Steele-Driscoll, Jacqueline; Townsend, Samantha
Journal of Museum Education, v38 n3 p308-319 Oct 2013
This study examined the effectiveness of a children's museum program designed to support young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. The program offers specialized materials, financial incentives, an exclusive time, and trained volunteers to increase the comfort level, enjoyment, and learning opportunities of attendees. This research case study presents results gained through naturalistic observations, interviews and surveys. The findings provide an argument for the implementation of such strategies for enhancing visitor satisfaction, providing a welcoming atmosphere, enhancing child learning opportunities, and ultimately, for promoting community integration of families with children with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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