Professional Development Workshop
Making Connections Through Puppetry: A three day training for professionals who work with children with ASD

Thursday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Digital Learning Suite

9am to 3pm on August 15, 16, and 17th

In this three-day intensive, professionals working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (targeted at ages Pre-K through 2nd grade) are invited to learn about using puppetry within a professional setting. Teachers, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, and others working with neuro-diverse children are welcome to attend.

Puppetry can be used as an amazing tool for interaction, pretend play, communication, de-escalation, joint attention, and more. Led by professional puppeteer and Jim Henson Foundation Manager Lindsey "Z." Briggs, participants will learn the basics of performance and technique as well as discuss ways to utilize puppets to make connections with children diagnosed with autism and utilize them when working with children with ASD. Each participant will receive their own puppet to personalize and take home. The three day intensive includes a tour of the Jim Henson exhibit at Museum of the Moving Image, a tour of the Jim Henson Company NY Creature Shop, and a live puppetry performance by WonderSpark Puppets. 

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Questions about the PD can be directed to: z@hensonfoundation.org

Tickets: $20 ($15 for Museum members). Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.