The Autism Society Central Ohio is having a Night at the Museum at the Ohio History Connection on Saturday, January 26th – the event is going to be very Autism and Family Friendly!
The expected outcomes for our night is that families can explore the museum at their own pace; engagement with the actors and volunteers to learn about Ohio history; have hands-on activity that involved Ohio history (e.g. making recycled envelope art, using their skills to do different activities) in a fun, no judgement environment. This introductory experience is intended to assist in the development of skills for museum behavior and enjoyment to promote active and meaningful life experiences.
Our guests will be provided with a flashlight and map to explore and find different items through the museum. We will have social stories and descriptions for individuals to follow along, as well as interpretive dialogue from the actors and volunteers so that their experience is interactive.
What: Each volunteer will be trained and then given an area of the museum to assist our guests.
Where: Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, OH 43211
When: Saturday, January 26th from 5:45-8:30 PM
Volunteers needed: 6-10
Event Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Autism Society: The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
About #CbusGivesBack: Columbus Gives Back coordinates group volunteer events with local non-profits, organizes philanthropic happy hours to raise support and awareness for our non-profit partners, and participates in other philanthropic events while emphasizing our social twist: to have fun with volunteers new and old during and after events in the hopes of creating a culture of community engagement amongst our target audience of young professionals.
#Socialtwist: We will have dinner/drinks somewhere to celebrate our volunteering!
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.