I am thrilled to announce that Nora Baskin, the award-winning author of Anything But Typical will join me and Patty Saidenburg in presenting the Library Service for Preschool through Elementary Aged Children along the Autism Spectrum preconference at ALA on June 25.
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