Special Needs Programs

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Special Needs Programs at the Fairfield Museum

Families with special needs children are invited to participate in an interactive tour of the exhibit Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past.  Explore the secret and fascinating world of spies during the American Revolution and help us crack coded messages!

Discovering Our Way is a new program is designed for families with both mainstream and special needs children and adults to enjoy the museum in a safe, supportive environment.  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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The hour-long program is available by appointment with flexible dates and times. Families are encouraged to network with other families to set up dates and times that are convenient for their schedule. The tour is available for a minimum of three and a maximum of four families. Advanced reservations are required by calling 203-259-1598; admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.


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