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Making Connections Through Puppetry: A two part training for professionals who work with children with ASD


Location: Digital Learning Suite

May 8 and June 5, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

In this two-part training, professionals working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ages Pre-K through 2nd grade) are invited to learn about using puppetry within a professional setting. Teachers, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, and others working with neuro-diverse children are welcome to attend.

Puppetry can be used as an amazing tool for interaction, pretend play, communication, de-escalation, joint attention, and more. Led by professional puppeteer and Jim Henson Foundation Manager Lindsey “Z.” Briggs, participants will learn the basics of performance and technique as well as discuss ways to utilize puppets to make connections with children diagnosed with autism and utilize them when working with children with ASD. Each participant will receive their own puppet to personalize and take home. Space is limited to 20 participants.

This professional development workshop takes place over the course of two sessions (May 8 and June 5) with participants using the weeks in between to put into practice the techniques they have learned and then come back to share their experiences and continue the work.

Questions about the PD can be directed to: [email protected]

Tickets: $20 ($15 for Museum members). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.