Welcoming families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Make your museum more welcoming to families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

About the session

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Date: 22 September 2022
Time: 10:00 – 12:30
Format: Via Zoom

Do you want to make your museum more welcoming to families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), but need guidance about how to do this?

We know that two thirds of SEND families are keen to visit museums, even with concerns about COVID-19 remaining for many families.

Our 2020 survey of SEND families also found that there are key improvements that museums can make to better support the needs of a SEND child within a family group.

During this virtual training event, we will:

  • understand the barriers SEND families face when visiting museums
  • explore examples of best practice in museums for welcoming SEND families
  • share top tips for how to start and embed work in your organisation.

This training event will be delivered virtually over two and a half hours (with a short break) by Sam Bowen, Special Needs Mum and Museum Development Officer.

Who should attend?

This training is aimed at staff who work in museums, art galleries and heritage sites who are interested in making their organisations more welcoming to families with SEND.