The Building for Kids Children's Museum (BFK) in downtown Appleton was recently recognized as the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin’s first Autism Friendly Communities Partner in the state. The recognition is part of the Autism Friendly Communities Initiative, which aims to increase the quality of life for those affected by autism by improving community understanding of autism and access to inclusive experiences, programs, and events.
For children with sensory-processing disorders, such as autism or ADHD, the sights and sounds and hustle and bustle of children's museums can be overwhelming for them. The recognition highlights the BFK's ongoing effort and work to create an inclusive museum environment and programming schedule. This includes monthly programming, Sensory Superstars, with a lower sensory experience. A quiet room and sensory kits (with sound-reducing earmuffs, play script, tactile toys, and more) are available at all times at the BFK.
The BFK is one of many museums and family-friendly attractions in the Fox Cities to explore and enjoy.