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Monday, May 2 • 3:55pm - 4:55pm
Social Selves: Science, Art, and Co-Creating with People with Cognitive Disabilities

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Social-emotional skills are crucial to academic success and personal growth and can be particularly challenging for learners with cognitive disabilities. Learn how museums and informal educators can use their engaging subject matter and unique settings to help children and adults with disabilities exercise problem-solving, self-expression, collaboration, self-regulation, and other social skills. Presenters will share how they have engaged diverse audiences with socialemotional learning (SEL) through their programs, resources, and exhibits. Participants will also break into small groups to brainstorm and workshop ways that they can support both the socialemotional and academic learning of visitors with cognitive disabilities in their own practice. 

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Rebecca Goyette

Rebecca Goyette is a Museum Educator for Community and Access Programs at the Museum of Modern Art and a visual artist. She has presented the artwork she has done with groups with disabilities in exhibitions at the MoMA Education Gallery including two shows with L.A.N.D. Gallery... Read More →
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Charlotte Martin

Charlotte Martin is Museum Educator for Access Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. There, she oversees the Early Morning Openings for children with autism and their families, coordinates the Autism Advisory Council, teaches specialized programs for visitors with disabilities... Read More →


Monday May 2, 2016 3:55pm - 4:55pm EDT
South Parlor 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016