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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Webinars for Libraries - Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder


A 2-part workshop: Wednesdays, May 18 and 25, 2016; 12:30 Mountain 

Autism is one of the 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 working 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 serving this population. 
Topics Include:
  • 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

$75 for both webinars. 

Find more information here. 

If you are a school or public librarian in Montana and are interested in attending these webinars please contact ddoty@mt.gov to request a registration scholarship.