Plains Art Museum will host a program for families with children on the Autism Spectrum on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to Noon.
The program, now in its second year, was initiated by Camille Brandt, assistant professor of special education at MSUM and is designed to create an inclusive, art-based program at the Museum specifically designed for children with Autism.
A collaborative team developed this year’s program and curriculum, including professor Brant, Plains Art Museum’s Catie Miller and Netha Cloeter, and recent MSUM graduates Michaela Kolness and Matt Backlund.
During the “Autism + Art: Colors on the Plains” workshop on April 9, participating children and parents or caregivers will engage in multiple hands-on learning activities as they investigate colors and shapes, moving through the Museum with multiple sensory activities and stations while exploring the galleries and creating an adaptable art project in the Center for Creativity.
The workshop is $10 for each participating family, and registration is required through: http://plainsart.org/learn/familyandcommunityprograms/. Registration for the workshop is capped at 10 families to ensure an appropriate support staff to student ratio.
April is Autism Awareness month, a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and to assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
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