Identifying, Understanding & Welcoming Patrons with Autism in the Library Setting

By   08/26/2020
09/23/2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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The goal of this webinar is to promote successful experiences between library staff and their patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • Library staff will see first-hand through video simulation what it feels like to have autism.
  • They will learn the definition, symptoms and traits of ASD.
  • In addition, participants will learn what to expect and how to respond effectively, as well as how to set mutually beneficial boundaries and rules that support visitors with autism.
  • Evidence-based strategies will be presented that improve the visitor experience before, during and after a visit to the library.

With a deeper understanding of the disorder, staff will learn how to empathize and establish relationships with adult visitors on the spectrum, so they feel welcome and want to return to the library.

Provided by the Missouri State Library