The Mini Museum Announces Free Event for People with Autism and Their Families

Tucson, Ariz—March 31, 2015- The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures will host an exclusive event for people with autism and their families called My Time at The Mini on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2pm-4pm.

This private event will provide a museum experience that is comfortable, protected and accepting, while allowing guests to connect with other families. Admission is free to pre-registered guests.

My Time at The Mini will include access to the museum’s galleries with modification to the light and sound effects. Hands-on encounters with miniatures and a miniature craft activity will also be available for those who would like a tactile experience.

In 2014, the Center for Disease Control estimated 1 in 68 children nationally are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, making it the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the U.S. (CDC 2014). My Time at The Mini was inspired by similar programs at other museums around the country.

“Families affected by autism have indicated they wished there was a time and place just for them, and this is what we hope to provide.” says Mini Time Machine Director of Education, Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb.

For more information about this event or to register, please visit www.theminitimemachine.org/my-time

For information about the museum’s other accessibility programs and resources, please visit www.theminitimemachine.org/accessibility

Media Inquiries Contact:
Gentry Spronken, Director of Marketing & Communications at 520-881-0606 ext. 104 or by email

 

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