LibraryLinkNJ will purchase 10 individual registrations for the online, real time ALA Editions webinar “Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” with Lesley S. J. Farmer
Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 13, 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern: Session 1
Wednesday, November 20, 2:30-4:00 pm Eastern: Session 2
The first 10 members to register by the deadline of 4 PM on Wednesday, October 30th are eligible for this discount. A waiting list is available.
Please note: sessions are not available for individual purchase.
Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ALA Editions Workshop)
Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow. In this workshop, Dr. Lesley Farmer will take you through the basics of autism, explaining the forms the condition can take and how diagnosed children tend to be unique.
You will learn the library-specific challenges of dealing with this population, as well as best practices for both interacting with the children one-on-one and making the library environment as a whole more friendly. You will learn about resources and instructional strategies for dealing with this population.
Identifying youth with ASD and understanding their developmental challenges
Making your library environment comfortable for youth with ASD
Strategies for successful one-on-one interaction
Understanding the print and digital resources available to librarians
About the Instructor:
Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), coordinates the Librarianship Program. She earned her MS in library science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in adult education from Temple University. Farmer has worked as a librarian in K–12 school settings, as well as in public, special, and academic libraries. She is incoming chair of the Education Section of the Special Libraries Association, and she is the International Association of School Librarianship’s vice president of association relations. Farmer is a Fulbright Scholar and has received the Distinguished Scholarly Activity Award from CSULB, several professional association awards, and national and international grants. Farmer’s research interests include information literacy, assessment, collaboration, and educational technology. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, Farmer has published two dozen professional books and more than a hundred professional book chapters and articles.