On October 23 the Yale Center for British Art hosted a special needs training session for those working with children and adults on the autism spectrum within the museum. Volunteers and educators who participate in the Exploring Artism program were in attendance as well. Leah Booth, a speech and language pathologist from the Child Study Center at Yale University spoke about how to make children and adults on the autism spectrum feel more comfortable in the museum atmosphere. Check out this short clip, as Leah talks about behavioral issues within the museum and how best to communicate with ASD visitors.
The Yale Center for British Art makes it a point to have all staff and volunteers well-prepared to support children and families with special needs during their museum visit.
Check out Leah Booth’s biography here.