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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:

Upcoming Dates *Please check with MDM if winter weather is questionable.

  • December 8th: Happy Holidays with MAIER!
  • January 12th – CANCELED due to storm
  • 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.

Please call (207) 262-7200 to register! Email Rosalyn Fisher with questions/concerns.

 

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 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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