Our Museum Assistant, Bethany, discusses her work and research into making museums more autism-friendly.
"As part of Autism Acceptance Week (28th March – 3rd April), I decided to look into different ways to make the museum more ‘autism-friendly’. As an autistic person myself, I can understand different reasons as to why museums may be a difficult environment to be in – so I wanted to use my experiences to highlight this.
The first thing I did was to research what accommodations other museums were providing and whether or not they were something that we could also do. One idea – that didn’t require a lot of time and money – was to highlight which areas of the museum might be overwhelming for an autistic person. "