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Autism Affirming at GCM

Plan Your Visit Sunshine Sunday Adaptability Boxes Camp Imagination

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We believe that every child deserves a fun, safe, and inclusive space for imagination and discovery. GCM is proud to be certified as an Autism-Friendly Business by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD) and honored as the 2019 Employer of the Year from the Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities. Our thoughtfully curated sensory-friendly events offer special tools, community resources, and lights and sounds turned down. Check out our monthly Sunshine Sunday program, sensory-friendly versions of our most popular seasonal events like Halloween Spree, and other tools listed below.

Plan Your Visit

An updated Social Story for 2022 from our friends at CARD is coming soon! For general admission information, please visit GlazerMuseum.org/visit for further assistance on planning your visit. If you have any questions or feedback please email info@glazermuseum.org or call 813 443 3861

Mask Policy | Masks are strongly encouraged for all guests. We continue to closely consider the number of COVID-19 cases and the recommendations of the CDC and any updates to our policy will be posted here.

Sunshine Sunday

Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory-adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. Learn more.

Adaptability Boxes

Adaptability Boxes are available at Guest Services, by request. These boxes include tools like weighted vests, fidget toys, noise-canceling headphones, Pockettalker Sound Amplifiers, and more.

What are Pocketalker Sound Amplifiers?

This device amplifies sounds closest to the listener while reducing background noise and can be used with or without hearing aids.

Camp Imagination

GCM always strives for inclusion, so we are particularly proud to offer Autism Affirming weeks at Camp Imagination! Each summer, select weeks of camp feature additional specially trained staff, a quiet space for campers who need a break, and an optional orientation the week prior, so campers will know exactly what to expect!

Camp Imagination Social Story

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Dates:

Sun 28

Sunshine Sunday

August 28 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sep 25

Sunshine Sunday

September 25 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 30

Sunshine Sunday

October 30 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm