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Exploring Artism: A Program for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Free admission

Please note that this event has been canceled. 


Join Yale Center for British Art educators to explore works of art, practice social skills, and have fun!

Exploring Artism is a free program for children who are five to twelve years of age and on the autism spectrum. Children and their families, parents, siblings, and other relatives will find a welcoming, engaging, and inclusive learning environment. Participants practice social skills and learn ways to sustain attention and focus by exploring works of art and trying no-fail follow up-activities. A quiet space with sensory toys is available. 

While the museum is closed for renovations, Exploring Artism will take place at Ives Main Library of the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, on Saturdays May 6, May 20, and June 3.

Exploring Artism program is facilitated by the YCBA education department in consultation with the Yale Child Study Center and is recommended by the Autism Parents Community (APC).


Please register by emailing with your name, contact information, the number of adults and children in your group, and the desired date(s) of attendance. 

Ives Main Library has free weekend parking in Yale's Lot 51 on Temple Street and two-hour metered street parking on Elm, Grove, College, or Temple Streets. For more information, please visit their website

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Program room at the Ives Main Library, courtesy of the New Haven Free Public Library