Children with Special Needs

Our Autism Initiative includes events and online resources created in partnership with parents of children with autism and autism professionals.

Resources for Parents

Guided by our Autism Advisory Group, we’ve developed tools to help you and your family get ready for your visit to Children’s Discovery Museum. Search our Inspiration Station for tips and resources. Sort by Resources Developed for Parents and Caregivers, then Play Your Way Resources. Inspiration Station

Play Your Way

We’re aware that families of children with autism often avoid museums and other busy social environments because their children find the crowds and noise overwhelming. Play Your Way events create a welcoming environment for children with autism ages 2-15 and their families to enjoy our interactive learning experiences. Play Your Way