Spotlight On…Seattle Children’s Museum

Seattle Children's Museum

Our ‘Spotlight On’ series features regional programs and activities in the arts and entertainment that have been designed for those touched by autism.

If you are in or around the Seattle area, you may be interested to know that the Seattle Children’s Museum hosts sensory-sensitivity hours the first Saturday of every month. During these events, the museum makes adjustments to accommodate those that may benefit from a quieter environment, such as children touched by autism – doing so by dimming lights and sounds.

The museum stretches more than 22,000 square feet and is designed for kids 10 and under to enjoy with their families. The exhibits available to children at the museum are focused on exploratory play.

For the sensory-sensitivity hours, the museum opens at 8:30 a.m. at a reduced rate of $3.00/ person. Tickets must be pre-purchased through its website.

Lynsey, Community Manager 

What It’s Like to Have A Brother With Autism

We came across this amazing video, created by 20-year-old Spencer Timme about his relationship with his big brother Mitchel, who has autism.  Their strong bond is instantly seen and Spencer shares what makes his brother, and their relationship, so special.  Beautifully captured, we get a peek at two wonderful brothers / best friends:

 

Lynsey, Community Manager

Spotlight On…The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Children's Museum of NH

Our ‘Spotlight On’ series features regional programs and activities in the arts and entertainment that have been designed for those touched by autism.

For our readers in the Dover, NH area, you may be happy to hear that the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will be picking its Exploring Our Way program back up again in October.

For those of you not familiar with this program, on the second Sunday of each month (October 13, 2013 – June 8, 2014) from 10 a.m. – noon, the museum offers free admission to families with children who have autism.  It allows families to explore the museum in a safe environment, parents to network with one another and help familiar discover new resources available to them.

The museum offers resources online that you can also review in advance to prep your child for their visit – walking through what they might see/hear and do!

Lynsey, Community Manager 

Celebrate!

Just wanted to take a moment out to share a special message, brought to you by our friends at The Son-Rise Program (you may remember that Kyle went through this program).  The message is all about celebrating – as they say:

“…we celebrate our children on the Autism Spectrum every time they interact with us. When they look at us we celebrate, when they make a sound and talk to us we celebrate, when they play a game and interact with us we celebrate. We take every opportunity to show our children how great it is to participate in the world of people.”

No matter what program or treatment you may be pursuing, the idea of celebrating achievements – what may be deemed both big and small – is a good one to remember.

And a little song to leave you with, also courtesy of The Son-Rise Program:

Hugs,

Jen