Fairbanks Children's Museum expands autism services

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Children's Museum recently accepted a 2,000 dollar grant from the Golden Heart Community Foundation to expand its service for children with autism and other sensory needs.
According to Education and Outreach Manager with the museum, Jessica Farr, this grant will now allow the museum to offer Sensory Mondays at half admission price. The museum is normally closed on Mondays.
Farr said the museum worked with the Autism Society of Alaska to apply for the grant.
She added that it's about being accommodating to all, “Sometimes the museum can be a little overwhelming and we want to provide a space and that time. The lights re dimmed a little bit, we have extra sensory activities out but it's just really good and mellow time to visit with family and friends and we just want to make sure that we're providing a resource for all parts of our community and so that's how this was decided,” she said.
Sensory Mondays will be held every first Monday from two to 5 p.m.