Case Study: Making in Museums with Kids with Developmental Disabilities

Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 1:30-2 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
262 America's Center
This session will describe the Intrepid Museum's All Access Maker Camp for children with developmental disabilities from conception to execution to evaluation, serving as a model and lesson for other institutions seeking to deepen their offerings for people with disabilities or enhance their maker programming to be more inclusive and welcoming. Learn about how the museum uses its collections to inspire design challenges, how the structure and supports developed ensure camper growth, and how this framework can be applied to other institutions.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Become better able to harness maker programming for people with developmental disabilities.
  2. Learn to advocate and plan for both specialized and inclusive accessible maker programming.
  3. Be better able to identify connections between your institution's content and making.
Charlotte Martin
Museum Educator for Access Programs
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Charlotte Martin is Museum Educator for Access Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. She develops programs and resources for people with disabilities and trains staff. She is piloting a maker camp for kids with developmental disabilities and programs for veterans. Charlotte serves on the board of the NYC Museum Educators Roundtable. She has an MAT in Museum Education from George Washington University and a BA in Art History from Yale.