Our ‘Spotlight On’ series features regional programs and activities in the arts and entertainment that have been designed for those touched by autism.
For those of you in the Dallas area, the Dallas Museum of Art hosts regular “Autism Awareness Family Celebrations,” which provide a safe and comfortable way to see all the great exhibits the museum has to offer. On selected days, families can visit the museum free of charge and enjoy its Center for Creative Connections before the museum opens to the public.
While there, families can participate in staff-led gallery experiences, enjoy an interactive musical performance and create a work of art in the studio. Plus, children have the chance to relax with occupational therapy students in its Quiet Sensory Room and explore textures in the Young Learners Gallery. (Families are always invited to stay once the museum opens at 11 a.m. for the public for additional fun.)
The Autism Awareness Family Celebrations are offered throughout the year. Check the museum’s website for details about the next event.
Have you attended one of these events? If so, share your experience with us below!
Lynsey, Community Manager