Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop—Group Rate

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$150.00
ALA Member: 
$ 135.00
Item Number:
1541-8989
Dates: 
Day:  February 13, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Day:  February 20, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes each session
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop 
A 2-part workshop,  each session runs 90 minutes on Wednesdays, February 13 and 20, 2019, starting at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on both days.

Autism is one of the most commonly diagnosed developmental disabilities, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow.  In this workshop, Dr. Lesley Farmer takes you through the basics of autism, explaining the forms the condition can take and how children with this diagnosis tend to be unique.

You will learn about library-specific best practices for both interacting with children one-on-one and making the library environment, as a whole, more friendly. You will also learn about resources and instructional strategies for serving this population.

By participating in this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to identify youth with ASD and understand their developmental challenges
  • How to make your library environment comfortable for youth with ASD
  • Strategies for successful one-on-one interaction
  • The print and digital resources available to librarians

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

This is an online event hosted through WebEx. Further technical information is available at the ALA Store FAQ page.

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Dr. Lesley Farmer

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor at California State University (CSU) Long Beach, coordinates the Librarianship program. She also manages the CSU ICT Literacy Project. She earned her M.S. in Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received her doctorate in Adult Education from Temple University. Dr. Farmer chairs the IFLA’s School Libraries Section and is a Fulbright scholar. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, she won American Library Association’s Phi Beta Mu Award for library education, the AASL Distinguished Services Award, and the International Association of School Librarianship Commendation Award. Dr. Farmer’s research interests include digital citizenship, information literacy, collaboration, assessment and data analysis. Her most recent books are Library Improvement through Data Analytics (ALA, 2016) and Managing the Successful School Library (ALA, 2017).

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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