Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
Following a summer hiatus, the Exploring Our Way Autism Partnership Program will resume at the Children’s Museum of NH on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. During this time, the Children’s Museum welcomes families with children on the autism spectrum to explore and enjoy the museum’s exhibits together at no charge.
During the school year, Exploring Our Way is held on the second Sunday of each month from 10 am – noon at the Children’s Museum of NH. At each Exploring Our Way session, families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are invited to visit the museum at no cost. A different regional expert is on hand at each session to answer questions and provide resources to families.
Upcoming Exploring Our Way programs will be held on:
Sunday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to noon
Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Paula Rais, Director of Community Engagement for the Children’s Museum of NH, stated that the program has been very well received. “Since we began this program two and a half years ago, we have been averaging nearly 100 people at each monthly session,” she said. “Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive. We are delighted to be able to provide a community setting where the whole family feels comfortable and has fun together.”
Exploring Our Way takes place when the Children’s Museum is closed to the public and offers families a chance to explore the museum together, with support as needed from museum staff, trained volunteers, and special materials that include mapping tools and social stories. No reservations are necessary, and families are welcome to stay and play after the museum opens to the public at noon.
The program began in March 2010 with inaugural funding from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust. For more information, please contact program coordinator Paula Rais at email@example.com