Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Creator: Florida State University

Date Updated: October 21, 2021

Four training modules are centred around making the library accessible for people with autism. The course includes research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, and templates to implement best practices in your unique library setting. This self-paced course is free to all library workers and volunteers if you create an OCLC account. At an estimated 4 hours, it should be something that library staff could spread out through a week of someone’s paid hours.

Quick Facts

  • According to Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization, autism is the fastest-growing disability.
  • This course gives an overview of the following topics:
    • About autism in the library (defining autism and connecting with the community)
    • Creating an accessible library environment
    • Communicating with individuals with autism
    • Interacting with technology in the library

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