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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Serving Library Users on the Autism Spectrum: Project PALS

Format: Self-paced Course
Developed by: PALS Development Team – Florida State University
Length: 4 hours
Whether you knew it at the time or not, you have likely interacted with or assisted a library user with autism, as it is the fastest growing disability. This course, designed by experts in both the library and autism fields, is a series of four independent, self-paced instructional modules that are intended for librarians and library staff to learn how to better serve their users on the autism spectrum.

The modules are:
  • About Autism in the Library
  • Arranging the Library Environment
  • Communicating with Individuals with Autism
  • Interacting with Technology
Research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, templates, and additional resources are included throughout the course to assist you to implement best practices in your unique library setting.