Empower Parents (Museums & ASD)
Museo ICO, Madrid
Empower Parents is a working methodology indented to create a learning community among families with sons and daughters with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Who are we?
An educational community of families and professionalsaround the ICO Museum and hablarenarte, in Madrid; and the Queens Museum in New York. Through cooperative work among institutions, professionals and families, we seek to impact the reference community where our different educational project are developed in order to sensitize and raise social awareness of the reality of persons with ASD and their families.
What make us different?
Empower Parents is an innovative project in Spain. It seeks to transform museums and other cultural institutions into social tools for facilitating the empowerment of families through their relation with culture and via concrete actions such as visits to museums and other cultural spaces as customary leisure activities.
It is a co-directed experiential project that is being built in a collaborative way between families and professionals, the natural construction of an educational community that brings out the value of experience. The family is at the center of the project and plays the leading role. The fathers and mothers become facilitators of the educational process and trace the route for the entire process and the contents of the educational actions. They are also in charge of evaluating project strategy.