YAA for ALL
YAA for Access to Lifelong Learning

Young At Art Museum (YAA) is proud to announce a new initiative YAA for ALL: Access to Lifelong Learning. Working in partnership with the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), YAA has developed special programs and events for children and adults with autism or other sensory integration sensitivities.

YAA staff has been trained by CARD, with each Museum program carefully planned and structured to provide the best possible museum experience for all visitors.



Sensory Sunday

Every Second Sunday | 10am - 12pm

Every Second Sunday of the month Young At Art Museum opens one hour early for families of children with autism or other sensory integration sensitivities. You and your child will be able to explore the museum and enjoy art activities in a safe and welcoming environment with a new theme-based art activity in addition to other sensory activities. CARD staff members or interns will be present at each event to assist or for additional resources.

Sensory Studio Art Pass | 11am-1pm
Experience YAA's Art Institute studios with hands-on art making including ceramics, painting, digital art and more with special sensory accommodations in place.


YAA for ALL School Programs

YAA is excited to introduce its newly designed YAA for ALL School Programs, YAA for ALL Museum Field Trip and YAA for ALL Classroom Outreach, to better accommodate students with autism and related disabilities. Each program offers a new time schedule, structure, activities, sensory/visual tools, and special rates to support the needs of students, teachers, therapists, and chaperons. All YAA Museum Educators are CARD trained.

For more information click below or contact:
reservations@youngatartmuseum.org | 954-424-5030.

 YAA for ALL Museum Field Trip

Our YAA for ALL Museum Field Trip includes a guided tour of the Museum and a creative hands-on art workshop of your choice. All YAA Museum Educators are trained by NSU|CARD and our programs are equipped with sensory bins, story & choice boards, visual cue cards, task analysis and visual timeline to accommodate all needs. YAA for ALL tool bags (includes headphones, sensory toys, special art tools) are available at the front desk, free for all guests.

Group Size: Minimum 5 paid participants required. If the group is larger than 25 participants, we will divide the group into two or more based on the groups’ needs.
Program Time: 10:00am -11:30am
Cost: $11.00 per participants (Teachers, chaperones, & therapists FREE)

 YAA for ALL Classroom Outreach

YAA will bring the Museum to your classroom! Our YAA for ALL Classroom Outreach includes an interactive PPT presentation and a creative hands-on art workshop of your choice. All YAA Museum Educators are trained by NSU|CARD and our programs are equipped with sensory objects, story & choice boards, visual cue cards, task analysis, visual timeline, and special art tools to accommodate all needs.

Size: Maximum 20 participants per class
Program Time: 45 minutes per session
Cost: $150 for 1 session, $280 for 2 sessions ($20 discount), $400 for 3 sessions ($50 discount)



YAA for ALL Tool Bags

Enhance your child's museum experience with a YAA for ALL toolbag. Each bag contains adaptive art tools for use in the museum including special grip scissors, weighted pencils and brushes, textured paints and noise-reducing headphones. Visitors can check out a YAA for ALL Tool Bags at the Museum’s Front Desk, free with your photo ID.

Tips for Visiting YAA

• Calmer Times at YAA: YAA is generally quieter during our Sensory Sunday hours and after 2pm from Monday through Friday.

Follow Young At Art Museum on Facebook and Instagram to recieve our "Field Trip Forecasts"
during spring, summer, and winter breaks which indicate which days are busy with tour groups, so you can plan your visit accordingly.

• Quiet Areas: Quiet areas with low levels of visual stimulation and sounds can be found throughout the Museum. Use these areas as needed to take a break with your child(ren). Please refer to the Museum map in the YAA Sensory Friendly Guide to locate these areas.

• Plan Ahead: YAA has created a Sensory Friendly Guide and Social Story for you to share with your child(ren) prior to visiting the museum. Please click on the link below to access the guide and the social story.


Sensory Guide Map

Click here for a downloadable Sensory Map of Young At Art Museum.

YAA Social Story

Click here to download Young At Art's Social Story to prepare your child for an exciting adventure at the Museum!



 Classes & Camps

YAA's Art Classes and Camps are designed for students of all abilities to participate. Classes are 1.5 hours long, and Camps are a full 8-hour day. Our Art Educators are CARD trained, and classrooms are equipped with visual cues, and tools to accommodate all needs.

For camp dates and themes click here
For YAA's Art Camp Social Story click here
For class session schedules and more information click here
For questions, concerns, or special accommodations
contact Artinstitute@youngatartmuseum.org

 Art Workshops for Small Groups

YAA offers art workshops for small groups in Ceramics, Painting, Digital Art, Mixed Media and more in our YAA Art Institute. All YAA Art Educators are CARD trained and the classrooms are equipped with visuals to better assist students’ learning as they create a finished artwork during this 60-minute workshop.

Ages 6 & Up • $15 Per Participant • Reservation Required
Minimum of 10 participants with a max of 15 participants, groups not to exceed 20 including chaperones and caregivers.
Contact Artinstitute@youngatartmuseum.org for more information.

 Adult Clay & Paint Social Evenings

YAA offers clay and paint social evenings for adults on the autism spectrum. Participants can enjoy an open-ended art-making experience and take home a unique masterpiece in one of the following media: clay, painting, and mixed media. Each workshop is 2 hours long, with a CARD trained Art Educator.

$35 Per Participant • Reservation Required
Minimum of 10 participants with a max of 15 participants, groups not to exceed 20 including chaperones and caregivers.
Contact Artinstitute@youngatartmuseum.org for more information.


Special Thanks & Sponsors

Special thanks to CARD Case Manager Silvia Gil, CARD staff and interns for their work on this initiative.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funding provided by NEXT for AUTISM from the 2017 Night of Too Many Stars.