Are some of your young users along the Autism Spectrum Disorder? Have you been yearning for a program to help you work effectively with these children with mind differences and developmental challenges? Please consider attending the following preconference program at the American Library Association's annual conference in Washington DC this summer.
Library Service for Preschool through Elementary Aged Children along the Autism Spectrum
led by Alison Ernst and Patty Saidenburg
Friday, June 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
As a follow-up to the ALA 2009 program "Serving Students along the Autism Spectrum" this preconference will focus on specific activities for librarians working with ASD children, in both school and public library settings. This hands-on interactive workshop will feature the following:
An overview of the Autism Spectrum Disorder, and related behaviors seen in children
General guidelines of creating programming for ASD children
Specific examples of programs and activities for ASD children in libraries
Discussion of support of ASD children’s families and caregivers in the library setting
The program fee varies depending on your ALA membership level (if any) and ranges from $79 - $184.
For more information please see the ALA Annual Conference Registration site.
Please also share this information with others who might be interested. Hope to see you in DC!