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Richmond, VA: Children's Museum now "autism-friendly"

Jan 20, 2024, WTVR, Richmond, VA: Children's Museum of Richmond accredited as autism-friendly community: 'It feels really great' 

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The Children’s Museum of Richmond is now designated as an Autism Friendly Community by the Autism Society of Central Virginia.

Since May, 2023, the museum has been working with the Autism Society to train its staff and improve resources both online and in the museum, with the goal of better understanding and accommodating the needs of people with autism.


The honor was announced during the museum’s first sensory-friendly night of the year….


Some of the changes recommended and implemented include directional signage, labels for interactive auditory exhibits, improving the museum’s sensory backpacks with the addition of sunglasses, visors and communication cards, and also quiet zone designations.



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