Join Cooper Hewitt educators for an afternoon workshop for teens with autism exploring the field of design. Attendees will develop an understanding of the design process and professional opportunities in the field of design then will participate in roundtable discussions with winners of the National Design Awards, other professional designers, and college representatives.


This program is open to teens with autism, and space is limited. To confirm registration, please email



Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free education programs centered around the vision and work of the National Design Award winners. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala. View all programs and events here.

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National Design Week programming is made possible by generous support from Target