Autism Community Relationship Building - Webinar

Event Information


Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 10:30am to 12:00pm


Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Customer Service
Professional/Personal Development

CEU Hours: 

1.5 hrs.


Target Audience

Youth Services librarians, administrators in public and school libraries. Open to all staff affiliated with your institution.


The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with LibraryLinkNJ, is pleased offer the first of 2 webinars for public and school youth services librarians focusing on autism.

Partnerships for Community Inclusion and Friendships  

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects many facets of the community including education, recreation, self advocacy, family relationships, healthcare, employment, life planning, and social connections. Libraries serve as the hub of collaboration among community partners to facilitate a network for resource sharing, community building, and social supports.  Library-supported partnerships support the rights of children and adults with and without disabilities to participate in all aspects of their communities.  

Join Adrienne P. Robertiello, Autism Educator at Children's Specialized Hospital, as she provides resources to facilitate community partnerships. Make Friends with Autism, a community outreach initiative of Children’s Specialized Hospital, is designed to educate community partners about autism and provide the tools necessary to support positive alliances. The webinar will also provide information about Friends Like You. Friends Like Me., a program that offers valuable resources and materials to build awareness and encourage inclusion, respect, and friendship between children and teens of all abilities. Strategies for friendship facilitation will be discussed.  These initiatives have been made possible by the Kohl's KidsAbilities program at Children's Specialized Hospital through the generosity of the Kohl's Cares program.

After attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Become more educated about autism and provided with the tools necessary to support positive alliancesthat foster community partnerships to facilitate resource sharing, community building, and social supports.
  • Become familiar with the Make Friends with Autism initiative that offers tools, guides, and resources to encourage the successful inclusion of people with autism and their families in the community.
  • Be provided with information about several programs that offer valuable resources and materials to build awareness and encourage inclusion, respect, and friendship between children and teens of all abilities.
  • Be provided with strategies for friendship facilitation between children of all ages and abilities.

The Webinar software is being provided by the NJ State Library through a partnership between the NJ State Library and LibraryLinkNJ

Registration Information

Register online by using the link below:

Registration Deadline is July 15, 2011


The second webinar Libraries and Autism: We're Connected is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, and is listed in the CE Class Listings. Please register separately for that webinar.

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