Serving the Spectrum: Making Your Library a Welcoming Space for Children With Autism and Their Caregivers

Event Information


Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am


Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Collection Development
Customer Service

CEU Hours: 



No Cost
Event Files
Target Audience

ALL library staff who work with children and their caregivers


Across all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic demographics, 1 in 88 children is diagnosed with autism. As more children and adults with autism visit libraries, staff must confront new challenges and opportunities to serve these patrons well. In this workshop, participants will get a general overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), examples of best practices for serving people with autism in the public library, and specific tips on developing or adapting library programs for young children ages 3 to 8 with ASD.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this webinar, library staff will be able to:

  • Identify the varied needs and sensitivities of people with autism using library services.
  • Adapt and modify existing service models and programs to better accommodate people with autism.
  • Develop a sensory-based program specifically tailored to children with ASD who are ages 3 to 8 years old.
Registration Information



Register online by using the link below. Registration will open at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 19.

LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative
44 Stelton Road, Suite 330, Piscataway NJ 08854
Phone: 732-752-7720 | Fax: 732-752-7785

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