This is a free program for families with children who are five to twelve years of age and on the autism spectrum. Participants look at artwork in the galleries and create a follow-up project in a museum classroom. While the needs of individuals with autism are prioritized, it is also fun for parents, siblings, and other relatives too! Preregistration is required.
This program is conducted by the Education department of the Yale Center for British Art in consultation with the Yale Child Study Center and is recommended by the Autism Parents Community (APC).
Out to Art
Since 2009, the Yale Center for British Art has developed educational programming with the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center in New Haven. Participants, ages eighteen and older, join a wide range of museum activities and opportunities for sensory learning. Theme-based classes include visits to museum departments, close looking at art objects, and studio activities to promote communication skills and interpersonal connections. Participants build life skills through art.