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Brandywine River Art Museum Provides ‘Sensory-Friendly’ Weekend Events For Children With Autism

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Getting kids to enjoy a quiet stroll through an art museum isn’t always the easiest feat. And for families with children who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory processing disorders, visiting a busy museum has a different set of challenges. Luckily, thanks to PECO Sensory Friendly Saturdays, there’s an even more creative way to get kids involved in the arts.

On October 14, PECO and the Brandywine River Art Museum partnered to invite visitors on the autism spectrum (or those with sensory processing disorders) to enjoy early access to galleries, participate in adaptive, hands-on activities, and provide a space for sensory break areas.

These free events are hosted biannually — once in fall and once in spring — and are curated with the help of occupational therapists and local families for a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive experience. After all, art is a window to our shared past.

Sensory Saturdays at the Brandywine River Art Museum are just one example of how PECO is working to make the Philadelphia region the best it can. Bringing arts and culture to everyone, building stronger communities, and empowering tomorrow’s leaders are just a few ways PECO is powering the Philadelphia area each day.

To learn more about how PECO Powers Our Community, including its partnerships with Chinatown Development Corporation and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, visit PECO.com/PECOpowers.