[OYAN] Learn about library services for teens on the Autism spectrum

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Jun 18 10:34:59 PDT 2015

I just learned about an online course about serving teens with Autism that I thought some of you may be interested in-read brief description below. While you may not know many teens with autism now, you probably will in the next couple years. In 2014, the National Children's Health Survey found that the rate of autism in the U.S. is now at 1 in 68 children by age 8.

More info about the eCourse http://www.ala.org/yalsa/welcoming-spaces-designing-library-space-and-programming-accommodate-teens-autism-spectrum?utm_source=YALSA+Members_Updated_June+2014&utm_campaign=447631a8fa-YALSA_December_2012_E_News3_9_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c641a596eb-447631a8fa-81524001

Register for the eCourse: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

Questions about the eCourse: Please contact Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA Program Officer, Continuing Education at nmunguia at ala.org<mailto:nmunguia at ala.org?subject=YALSA%20April%20Webinar%20Inquiry> or 312-280-5293.

Other resources that may be useful in serving teens with Autism:

*         Libraries and Autism: We're Connected: http://www.librariesandautism.org/index.htm

*         Autism Society of Oregon: http://autismsocietyoregon.org/

*         National Autism Society: http://www.autism-society.org/

*         Autism Speaks: https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2015/03/02/autism-speaks-autism-response-team-shares-tips-and-tools-just-you

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691/images/f090a38b-80cc-4154-b428-ece9b3c464b0.jpg]Welcoming Spaces: Designing Library Space and Programming to Accommodate Teens on the Autism Spectrum
$155 YALSA members
Monday, July 6 - Sunday, August 2

This four-week course, valuable to all library staff and volunteers, will explore how libraries can adapt existing spaces, programming, and services to better serve the needs of teens with Autism as well as teens with anxiety and other sensory processing disorders. Registration details available here<http://ala.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b9b7f12a0545b1a14ef19a691&id=dcdb8ad94f&e=0da9e8e774>. Topics covered will include:

  *   Understanding common behaviors seen with Autism and related sensory processing disorders
  *   Customer service tips and techniques
  *   Developing programming and conducting outreach
  *   The role of technology in supporting teens with ASD
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Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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