Visitors with ASD in the museum: five steps to inclusion



The change in the attitude of society towards people with disabilities to a more positive one led to switch through traditional “medical” model of disability to the social model. Although this process progresses unevenly, it spreads and affects various spheres. More and more cultural institutions set themselves the goal of creating an inclusive institution. One of the tasks for such institution is to contribute to the process of social & cultural integration of people with disabilities. The main five steps for creating an inclusive museum, which is set for people with ASD, are described based on the experience of the Museum of Russian Impressionism.

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Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, museum, inclusive environment, social & cultural integration

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For citation: Stepanov V.S. Visitors with ASD in the museum: five steps to inclusion . Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017. Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 53–56. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2017150408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Vladimir S. Stepanov, Curator of the Department of Inclusive Projects, Department of Inclusive Projects, The Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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