Exploring Our Way Autism Program

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First Sunday morning of each month during the school year.

Exploring Our Way sessions are held on the first Sunday of each month during the school year from 10 am - noon. At each Exploring Our Way session, the Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers free admission to families raising children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Exploring Our Way is generously supported by H.O.P.E. Behavioral Consulting and Eversource. Additional support for Exploring Our Way comes from the Finlay Foundation. eversource-web.jpg?mtime=20170208144546#

This program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a safe, understanding environment, allows parents to network with one another, and will help families discover new resources available to them. Special materials will be available for participants, including MAPPS™ (Museum Advance Planning Picture Stories), visual supports using PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), a Children's Museum of New Hampshire map and more. Exploring Our Way visitors are welcome to stay and play when the Children's Museum of New Hampshire opens to the public at noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about this program, please contact Paula Rais at (603) 742-2002.


Resources for Participating Families (downloadable PDF documents):


2017 Schedule

FEBRUARY 5, 2017

MARCH 5, 2017

Please note: If you plan on coming to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire during regular hours, consider visiting at a time when we are usually not crowded ... mid–day or late afternoons are often quieter. Weekends – especially if the weather is nasty – are often busy. You are always welcome to call the Children's Museum of New Hampshire to check with the staff about how busy the Children's Museum of New Hampshire is before you visit.


Exploring Our Way Advisory Committee

Betsy Carroll
Recreation & Parent Support Coordinator for Family Support at Community Partners, working with families with a child with a developmental disability. BCarroll@communitypartnersnh.org

Pat Corbett
Chair, Departments of Education & Social Sciences, Great Bay Community College. pcorbett@ccsnh.edu

Deb Jurkoic
SAU5 Preschool Education Program Para-Educator, Strafford Learning Center. lildebbj@comcast.net

Karen McDowell
Family to Family Coordinator, Lakes Region Services, Laconia. KarenMc@lrcs.org

Stephen Mott, MD
specializing in Autism and communication disorders, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. Stephen.H.Mott@hitchcock.org

Shelley Mulligan, PhD.
OTR/L, Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty, UNH. Shelley.Mulligan@unh.edu

Patti Rawding-Anderson
Co-owner at REACH for the Top Therapy Services, Dover, NH. pedipt@comcast.net

Dr. Laura Rubin
Licensed clinical psychologist, Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center. lrubin@portsmouthneuro.com

Kimberly Russell
Special needs educator, Dover, NH. krussell722@gmail.com

Dorie Sterndale
Retired Early Intervention Educator, Special Education Educator and Social Worker, CMNH volunteer. sterndale@comcast.net

Tracy Walbridge
Easter Seals Certified Parent Supporter, Parent Information Center Volunteer Advocate, Concord. tracywalbridge@gmail.com

Elizabeth Webster, B.S.ED.
Autism Support Specialist, Educator, Autism Safety Training Expert, Manchester, NH. eawebsterconsulting@gmail.com

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