Press Release from the Disability Co-operative Network in Museums

Press Release from the Disability Co-operative Network in Museums

Neurodiverse Museum Professionals Group launching in U.K./Europe and U.S.

Date: 07/02/2018

The Disability Co-operative Network (D.C.N.) are developing an informal virtual group of Neurodiverse Museum Professionals (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D, ASD and tourettes who work (both paid and unpaid) or are emerging professionals in the Heritage and Cultural Sectors.

There will be two groups, one based in U.K. and Europe and its sister group in the United States led by Sam Theriault

It will be peer support led with opportunities to share strategies, develop friendships and influence working practice.

We can also provide opportunities to feedback Access to Work experiences to D.A.N. (Dyslexia Adult Network) and AchieveAbility to improve service in light of the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission Report: Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment and Making A Shift Report by Arts Council England.

We would like the group to work in creating opportunities to improve existing working practices within the Heritage Sector and good for career development in inclusive practice.

Contact details and how to be part of the group are available on Disability Co-operative Networks website.

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Disability Co-operative Network (DCN) promotes inclusive practice in the service delivery and workforce in the Heritage Sector by connecting with museum professionals across disciplines, academics and other sectors.  DCN has a free web based resources via www.musedcn.org.uk and an active twitter feed updating the sector on inclusive practice @museumDCN

Report links:

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission: Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment (2018): click here

Arts Council England: Making a Shift Report (2018): click here

Contact (UK/Europe)                                               

Becki Morris, Lead of DCN                                        

Email: becki.morris@musedcn.org.uk                        

Phone:  07455 896213

Contact (U.S.A.)

Sam Theriault 

Email: theriault@rka-learnwithus.com