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Helping disabled school groups visit Eureka!

Date Posted: 22/11/2013

Eureka! has launched The Eureka! Story, a bespoke guide designed for, and with, children with communication or sensory difficulties, as part of its three year Helping Hands project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Children on the autism spectrum can feel overwhelmed by a visit to any unfamiliar place, and a visit to a colourful and busy museum like Eureka! can provoke a sensory overload.

The Eureka! Story is a visual, step-by-step guide to the entire museum experience so that children can familiarise themselves with everything that they will experience before they arrive. The guide is available free via the Eureka! website.

Trizia Wells, Eureka!’s Helping Hands Project Lead, explained: “The Eureka! Story is a simple but effective tool that visualises the whole experience, meaning that parents and teachers can prepare children with loads of visual prompts.

“For us, the most exciting thing about this project is that it puts the child’s experience firmly at the centre and has been road tested by children who will be using it.”

For further school trip information visit www.eureka.org.uk/eurekastory.

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