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My Day to Play at MDM – a special program for children on the Autism Spectrum

My Day to Play, developed by Lead Volunteer, Rosalyn Fisher, a retired occupational therapist
experienced working with children on the spectrum and MDM’s Director of Education, Trudi Plummer, is all about providing a comfortable environment to learn and grow and to give families who face similar challenges a place to connect and encourages learning and exploration in a safe environment.

WHEN

*Please check with MDM if winter weather is questionable.

  • December 8th – Happy Holidays with MAIER!
  • January 12th 
  • January 26th
  • February 9th
  • February 23rd
  • March 8th
  • March 22nd
  • April 5th
  • April 19th
  • May 10th
  • May 24th
Activities & Details

We will be closed to the public and provide Sensory Discovery Boxes and Gross Motor Sensory Play. Quiet space will available as well as different sessions of animal one-on-one and a special science or art exploration activity, in addition to free play on all 3 floors of the museum!

4:45 PM – Animal Time – Meet and learn about MDM’s live animals!

5:15 PM – Sensory Craft or Science Activity

All Evening:
  • In the Baseball Diamond
  • Gross Motor Sensory Play
  • Sensory Boxes
  • Quiet Space in Birthday Party – Room A

What is Autism?

The Autism Society – This page links to the “What is Autism” page of the Society’s website.

Registration

Please call (207) 262-7200 or email Rosalyn Fisher with questions or concerns or to register.

My Day to Play is on Facebook!

Our group page is a platform to share information and to connect with each other. Click here to join!

Our community partner, the Maine Autism for Education and Research (MAIER), has created a Social Narrative all about visiting the Maine Discovery Museum. Click here to read and download.

My Day to Play is sponsored in part with generous support from the Penobscot Foundation for Developmental Services.

 

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