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

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, the program will take place at Courtland S. Wilson Library, New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room, 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519.

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

Upcoming Events

Exploring Artism will take place at the Wilson Library from 11 am to 12 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2023. The program resumes in 2024 on Saturdays, January 13, January 27,  February 10, February 24, March 9, March 23, April 27, May 11, and May 18

Please check our calendar for additional details.


Please preregister by emailing ycba.education@yale.edu  with your name, contact information, the number of adults and children in your group, and the desired date(s) of attendance. 

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Exploring Artism participants, Yale Center for British Art, photo courtesy of the Education Department