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Making Internships Accessible: Including Interns with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities // Spring 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: FY20 Workshops

Making Internships Accessible: Including Interns with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Monday, January 29, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

A.R.T./New York Bruce Mitchell Room
520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Does your theater have an internship program? Attend this workshop with MAC's Supporting Transitions project to learn how to include individuals with autism and developmental disabilities as interns in your organization. Take steps to build a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable cultural workforce by learning strategies for including candidates with developmental disabilities in the outreach and application process, the interview and hiring process, and on the job. This workshop will help your organization access a wider pool of qualified, exciting candidates ready to enter the cultural workforce.

A.R.T./New York is working with MAC to make our annual Theatre Intern Fair accessible to neurodiverse candidates. As we near the date of the Fair, we will be hosting additional informational sessions for both Theatre Companies and Intern Attendees. In the meantime, this workshop will provide vital information about how you can prepare to welcome neurodiverse interns into your organization. Please consider joining us as we work toward making our theatrical workplaces more accessible to everyone. 

Mariko Sakita, Founder and President, Project Job and CUNY TPSID Job Developer
Tiffany Nixon, Archivist, Roundabout Theatre Company
Steven Lakhter, Archives Digitization Intern, Roundabout Theatre Company

Following the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, the Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium (MAC) was formed by a small group of museum and disability professionals that started meeting informally to discuss topics related to accessibility at their New York-based institutions. Today, MAC is an association that regularly hosts professional development workshops and offers a network of mutual support to help practitioners engage with disability advocates and people who have disabilities to learn about, implement, and strengthen best practices for access and inclusion in cultural facilities of all types throughout the New York metro area and beyond.



For accessibility information, special circumstances, or other accommodations please contact Kirsten Sweeney at [email protected]. Interpretation services are available by request; requests must be made at least 7 business days before the event.

Contact: Kirsten Sweeney - [email protected]