The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth (KLCY) group has also created a resource for helping libraries find and use resources for patrons with disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. This resource is housed on the Kansas Regional Library Systems website under Disabilities Resources for Librarians.
Want to add a Sensory Storytime to help meet the needs of autistic children in your community? Looking for ways to help that autistic patron feel comfortable in the library? Wondering what training library staff needs in order to best accommodate patrons on the Autism Spectrum?
Since April is Autism Awareness Month, it’s a good time to check out some resources.
- The Autism Society has a great deal of information about autism, and this guide to Autism through the Lifespan is a great place to start learning more about autism and treatments that help individuals on the autism spectrum.
- The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has a wealth of information about Sensory Storytimes and other programs for children on the autism spectrum.