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.
The information is summarized from the Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information website.
- 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
Project Pal College of Communication and Information (2020). About Pals. Retrieved from: https://pals.cci.fsu.edu/