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Discussion Meet up at ALA MW in Philly?

by Ashley Waring on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 06:52 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm wondering who is going to be at ALA Midwinter and if anyone would like to meet up.  I am always eager to talk to other librarians who are providing services for children with autism.  We can learn so much from each other.

Let me know if you'll be there, and we can try to arrange a quick get together for idea sharing.

Thanks,

Ashley

Discussion Apps and Autism

by Barbara Klipper on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 08:10 am

My article called "Apps and Autism" appears in the June 2013 issue of American Libraries.  I originally wrote this as an ALSC blog post for the Library Service for Special Population Children and Their Caregivers committee, and the editors of AL approached me and asked to reprint it.  I'm thrilled to be able to get this information out to a wider audience, especially since the June issue will be widely available at ALA Annual in Chicago in a few weeks.  

Discussion New DSM

by Jennifer Taggart - MI (non-member) on Fri, May 17, 2013 at 04:03 pm

With the controversial new DSM-5 being released this weekend from the APA and many psychiatric professionals still challenging the new autism guidelines, I am wondering how other librarians are approaching their titles in their collections specifically regarding Asperger's syndrome, CDD, and PDD-NOS (which will be eliminated diagnoses and folded into the broader diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder).

With the controversial new DSM-5 being released this weekend from the APA and many psychiatric professionals still challenging the new autism guidelines, I am wondering how other librarians are approaching their titles in their collections specifically regarding Asperger's syndrome, CDD, and PDD-NOS (which will be eliminated diagnoses and folded into the broader diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder).

We are going to be posting a sign in our Special Needs Collection that acknowledges these changes from the APA and direct them to where they can get the most up-to-date information, but I hesitate to weed anything for a while.

What are your thoughts?

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Discussion Sensory Storytime Handouts

by Erin Nguyen on Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 02:31 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended the Sensory Storytime program at ALA Annual!  We hope that you'll spread this great programming across the country!

The powerpoint presentations and handouts from the session have been attached here for you to review or for those who were unable to attend the session.

If you're interested in this topic, please join this ALA Connect community as well so we can keep the conversation going.

Discussion Are You Doing Sensory Storytime?

by Barbara Klipper on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

I'm trying to identify the libraries around the country that are offering Sensory Storytime or a similar program for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  If you have a program at your library, or know of one in another community, can you please contact me at: barbara@klipper.us.

Thanks so much,

Barbara Klipper

 

Discussion Light the Way Grant

by Paula Holmes on Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

The 2012 Application for the Light the Way Grant sponsored by Candlewick Press is now available.  This grant is award by the ALSC Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/candlewicklighttheway/index.cfm

 

 

This group has been created to inform and support those living or working with children on the autism spectrum.  Our purpose is to create a conversation that will increase the accessibility of library programs and services, and make libraries a welcoming place for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

 

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