Virtual Event: An Empowered Life for Children with Disabilities

October 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Full 2021 Schedule:

All 2021 events will be presented virtually via Zoom webinar, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, and are free and open to the public. Registration for all events is open now on the Museum’s website at

Five events are scheduled, with a sixth event still to be announced:

  • Wednesday, January 27, “Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum,” with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, moderated by Tiziana Dearing, host of WBUR’s Radio Boston.
  • Thursday, March 18, “Grandparenting a Child with Autism,” with Charlie Washburn, retired Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Very Special Arts (now called Open Door Arts) and grandparent of a child with autism, and Donna Danielewski, Senior Director of the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH and grandmother of a child with autism.
  • Wednesday, April 28, “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence,” with Jessica LaheyNew York Times best-selling author.
  • Tuesday, June 1, “Addressing Bias in Children’s Literature,” with Grace Lin, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator.
  • Thursday, October 21, “An Empowered Life for Children with Disabilities,” with Sara Minkara, Founder, Empowerment Through Integration

These free and open-to-the-public events are made possible by Lead sponsor Foundation for MetroWest, and Investor sponsor Enterprise Bank. Thank you.

About Discovery Museum. Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single, 16,000sf accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility, and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category, and a 2018 LEAD® Community Asset Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.

Discovery Museum programming is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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