Metropolitan Museum of ArtAFS began working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012, to support the accessibility and educational programs of visitors with ASD. As one of the world’s most iconic museums with over six million visitors a year, the Met was aware of the urgent need to better include the autism community. Both AFS and The Met shared their mission in the importance of unlocking this incredible space in a way that had never been done before. This was done through conducting a comprehensive assessment of the museum space, providing multiple trainings for the museum staff on ASD and accessibility, and developing visual supports and social narratives specifically tailored for this museum. As a result, The Met has been transformed into an autism friendly space!

Check out the Met’s current accessible programs and materials created in collaboration with AFS.