Subway Sleuths is an after-school program run by the New York Subway Museum for children with autism who share a passion for trains. Participants meet weekly and complete various train-related activities led by a speech-language pathologist and a special education teacher. The program unites children with autism who share the love of trains while helping them develop social skills and leadership abilities through games that require them to communicate and problem-solve with peers. This article from Spectrum News follows a boy named Alistair, who was shy and timid before joining the Subway Sleuths. However, after only three sessions, Alistair took on a leadership role for the first time and now uses his newfound confidence to tutor his peers in math. What an excellent way to use a child’s passion to expand social skills! To read the full article, click here.