BANGOR – Maine discovery museum is looking to provide a safe environment for all kids, and one program is reaching out specifically to those with autism.
“Sometimes even with the lights dimmed its overwhelming” said Remi Geohegan, the Weekend Manger for the Maine Discovery Museum.
“My Day to Play” is a way for parents with kids on the autism spectrum to enjoy all the learning experiences of the Maine Discovery Museum
“It’s not offered in many other places. There’s a program in Portland, but families travel from far away to come to this” said Geohegan.
“It’s networking for families. Were hoping to get more staff training and broaden our training, reach out with the Maine autism institute for education and research.”
The program provides sensory aware games and activities for the kids, as well as a chance to meet some of the animals, and quiet spaces for those who need it.
The program will run through April.