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2021
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  • About the Author
Foreword by Barbara Klipper

This second edition provides key information, updated program ideas, and practical tips that will help library workers feel more prepared to serve members of this prevalent population.

Since the first edition of this landmark guide was published, there has been increased interest in services for library patrons on the autism spectrum; indeed, more people of all ages now self-identify as autistic. Those who understand the unique characteristics of autistic young people know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users. Well qualified to speak to this need, Anderson is an educator, library researcher, and former public librarian who has helped to develop two IMLS funded initiatives that train library workers to better understand and serve autistic patrons. Here, she offers librarians who work with children and teens in both public library and K-12 educational settings an updated, comprehensive resource that includes

  • an updated introduction to the basics of autism, including language, symbolism, and best practices in the library rooted in the principles of Universal Design;
  • step-by-step programs from librarians across the country, adaptable for both public and school library settings, that are cost-effective and easy to replicate;
  • contributions from autistic self-advocates throughout the text, demonstrating that the program ideas included are truly designed with their preferences in mind;
  • suggestions for securing funding and establishing partnerships with community organizations; and
  • many helpful appendices, with handy resources for training and education, building a collection, storytimes, sensory integration activities, and a “Tips for a Successful Library Visit” template.

Foreword by Barbara Klipper
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Use This Book

Chapter 1    What Is Autism?
Chapter 2    Decisions to Make
Chapter 3    Best Practices
Chapter 4    Storytime Programs for Young Children
Chapter 5    Programming for School-Age Children
Chapter 6    Programming for Teens
Chapter 7    Programming for Families
Chapter 8    Programming in School Libraries

Appendixes

  • Appendix A: Training and Education
  • Appendix B: Recommended Resources for Intersectional Practice
  • Appendix C: Building Your Collection 
  • Appendix D: Potential Funding Sources for Programs
  • Appendix E: Resources for Program Support 
  • Appendix F: Sensory Integration Activities 
  • Appendix G: Keys to a Successful Library Visit 

About the Contributors
Index 

Amelia Anderson

Amelia Anderson, PhD, is an assistant professor of library science at Old Dominion University who has extensive experience on the topic of autism and libraries through her work as a public librarian, library researcher, and educator. Amelia has worked to develop training for librarians to better understand and serve their users on the autism spectrum through two IMLS funded initiatives, Project PALS and Project A+. Through original research and partnerships with autism self-advocates, she studies and shares best practices and trends at the intersection of autism and libraries and has presented her work at conferences from local to international audiences.

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