For Co-thinkers, Garage Mediators project has been adapted for the needs of visitors with autism spectrum disorders.
Co–thinkers is the first in a series of projects at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art that seeks to expand the notion of inclusion in an art institution. The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with a group of four Museum visitors with varying disabilities.
For this exhibition, Garage Mediators project has been adapted for the needs of visitors with autism spectrum disorders.
Mediators are art enthusiasts who have decided to become intermediaries between Garage visitors and artworks on show in the Museum. This season’s mediators have completed a training course for working with people with autism. To make sure every visitor has a great experience and feels comfortable during the tour, Garage mediators have prepared checklists allowing visitors to keep up with the tour, while Garage staff have developed a social story about a museum visit.
A quiet room will be available for visitors to have a rest during the tour.
Tours with Garage mediators for people with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome aged 14 or older can be attended by two visitors at a time.
In order to prepare for a visit, the social story will be available on Garage website from July 16.