miSci, along with the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region and the Schenectady ARC, have collaborated to offer Sense-Able Science, a sensory friendly experience at the museum for those with autism and other sensory needs on the last Sunday of each month.
Kirk M. Lewis, Executive Director of Schenectady ARC stated in a press release, “Opening new doors and new experiences for families is one of the best services we can provide to the community. Sense-Able Science is a wonderful opportunity to engage individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and capture their incredible desire to explore the sciences.”
The staff at miSci has received training by the Autism Society which will enable them to be prepared for everyone visiting the exhibit. Visual support will be available at the museum to help participants enjoy the exhibits and social narratives are available on the miSci website to help families prepare for their experience. There will also be a separate space with bean bags and quiet activities for anyone that needs a sensory break. Ear plugs will also be available to aid with noise stimulation.
Sense-Able Science at miSci in Schenectady will begin on Sunday, June 28th and will continue on the last Sunday of each month from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.