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Check out new Resources and Programs for Children on the Autism Spectrum and their Families

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Limited Mobility

Because of Intrepid’s status as a historic landmark, most, although not all, of the Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair.  Areas that are not accessible by wheelchair include the fo’c’s’le, combat information center, submarine Growler and Concorde.  All restrooms and dining areas are fully accessible, as well as the flight deck, hangar deck and mess deck.

For areas that are not accessible for visitors with limited mobility, take the VIRTUAL TOUR to explore the Museum’s collections through photographs, maps and 360 degree panoramic views of exhibitions. Light-weight accessible stools are available to borrow from the Information Desk.

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Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

   
ASL-Led/Voice Interpreted Tour
ASL-led tours are provided at no cost but space is limited to 25 people per tour. Recommended age for participants is 8 years old and up. Assistive Listening Devices with hearing loops are available upon request.

Tours will be led in ASL by Alexandria Wailes, who has several years of experience giving tours at renowned New York museums.

Save the dates:
Saturday, December 6 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, December 7 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

These programs are free, but advance registration is required. To RESERVE YOUR SPOT please contact us at access@intrepidmuseum.org. Please label the subject of the email with your preferred date to attend. At this time, we are unable to accommodate ASL students. If you are interested in observing a program, please contact us at the above email address.


RESOURCES:

Open captioning is available on videos in the exhibit space.

The Audio Guide with neck loop that is T-coil compatible is available, as well as ASL video guides. Immerse yourself in the USS Intrepid adventure as you walk the ship and learn the pilots' and crew members' stories in their own words. Audio guides and video guides are available for rental for a $6 fee per device during regular museum hours.

A T-coil accessible assistive listening system is installed in the Howard and Allison Lutnick Theater, as well as the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

To book a private ASL-interpreted tour, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org

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Blind & Partially Sighted

   

For visitors who are blind or have low vision, educators lead tours that incorporate verbal description, guided touch of aircraft, models and tactile images. To schedule a private verbal description/touch tour, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646 381 5182.


RESOURCES:

The Verbal Description and Tactile Guide features a multi-page tactile map of the Intrepid Museum Complex with raised images of several key exhibitions and objects. Using a talking smart pen, visitors can tap the map to uncover layers of way-finding directions, verbal descriptions and stories from former crew members. Guides are available to borrow from the Information Desk. Here is a video that demonstrates the use of this guide:

Tactile Information Cards in Braille and Large Print of select exhibitions and artifacts are available to borrow at the Information Desk.

Large print labels for all permanent and temporary exhibitions are available to borrow at the Information Desk.

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Dementia & Caregivers

For visitors with dementia and their caregivers, the Intrepid Museum offers The Stories Within, a guided multi-sensory program designed to spark conversation and memory.

To register, contact access@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646-381-5182.

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Access Family Programs

 
Children with Autism and their Families:

The Museum opens its doors one hour early for children with autism and their families. Educators lead story-telling, art-making activities and demonstrations.

If you would like to participate in Intrepid Museum’s Early Morning Opening for Children with Autism and their Families, click here to register.

 


 

Access Family Programs for Children with Developmental or Learning Disabilities, aged 5-17:

These two-hour programs, based on rotating themes, include a tour of the Museum and an art-making activity intended to engage the entire family. These programs are free, but space is limited.

  • Ship Stories — Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm Explore areas of the USS Intrepid where sailors lived and worked. Discover what it was like to be a crew member on an aircraft carrier by hearing and acting out their stories.

  • Plane Design — Sunday, January 18, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm Learn about the four forces of flight and how an airplane flies in the sky. Families will compare different designs and make their own aircraft.
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If you would like to participate in Intrepid Museum’s Access Family Programs for Children with Developmental or Learning Disabilities, click here to register

 


 

Access Family Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, ages 18 and up:

For adults with developmental disabilities and their families, the Museum offers guided multi-sensory programs that include hands-on explorations.

These programs are free but space is limited.

  • Picture This! — Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Use the photography of HUBBLE@25 to inspire a photographic exploration of the Intrepid Museum. Learn the basics of photography and composition. Please bring your own camera!.

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If you would like to participate in Intrepid Museum’s Access Family Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, click here to register



For groups of adults with developmental disabilities, such as residences, recreational programs and respite groups, the Museum offers guided multi-sensory programs about life at sea, aviation, and space exploration. For information and pricing, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5182

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School and Community Programs

 

For your school or community group visit, we offer:

  • American Sign Language interpretation
  • Assistive listening devices with hearing loops
  • Verbal Description/Touch Tours
  • Workshops for individuals with autism
  • Enhanced sensory tours for students with developmental disabilities
  • Modified school programs

To tailor your program to meet the needs of your group, please contact access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646 381 5182.

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Access Programs at the Intrepid Museum are generously supported by the Barker Welfare Foundation, the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation, the Charles Evans Foundation, the FAR Fund, the Ambrose Monell Foundation, and the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund.

This program is supported, in part, by Public Funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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