Using the contextual model of learning in a museum program to prepare for student visitors with autism spectrum disorder

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Schwartz, Mihaela V.
project based learning; autism spectrum disorder; Queens Museum of Art; Art Education; Special Education and Teaching
thesis / dissertation description
This study presents the findings from the evaluation of two distinct programs developed around the needs of children with autism and their families. Both programs were developed to provide accessible, sensory-rich, project-based learning experiences, where the families with children on the autism spectrum can learn together while pursuing the children's social and behavioral goals and the health of the community overall.