Special Needs Programs

SpecialNeeds_webDiscovering Our Way Special Needs Program

This program is designed for families of elementary and middle school children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. Families are invited to participate in an interactive tour of the exhibition Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past. The goal is to enjoy the museum in a safe, fun and supportive environment. In the first theme, Colonial Life, participants will discover what life was like a long time ago, including the clothes the colonists wore, the food they ate and the games they played. The program promotes communication and social skills through high interest activities and interactive games.

For more information and to request a program, please contact Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598.

Tours are led by Christine Jewell, Fairfield Museum’s director of education, and Bonita Lee, special needs practitioner. Christine Jewell has more than 10 years of experience developing and implementing museum education programs in the arts, history and culture for adults, families and children. Bonita Lee, a CT certified special education teacher, is a specialist in private practice who teaches children and adults with a broad range of disabilities.

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If you are a teacher or staff from a service organization interested in our special needs programs, please contact Christine Jewell, Director of Education at 203-259-1598.