RAF Museum wins autism access award

Date Posted: 23/07/2014

The National Autistic Society (NAS) has presented the Royal Air Force Museum London with an Autism Access Award at a ceremony recently held at the museum.

The award is given to organisations that are committed to being autism friendly, and in the past has been awarded to government bodies.

For the first time ever, it has now been bestowed to a museum in recognition of its endeavours to ensure wider accessibility to visitors with autism.

The improvements were spearheaded by education officer, Ellen Lee, and include a dedicated section for accessibility within the museum’s website and a downloadable autism friendly trail.

Onsite developments comprise a dedicated quiet space within the main museum hall and clearer signage.

The museum has also committed to delivering an autism awareness training programme for public-facing staff as well as volunteers.  

For further information visit www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london.

Pictured: Ellen Lee from the RAF Museum with children from Valley School, Stevenage.

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