April 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Incident Offers Opportunity for Education on Serving Patrons with Autism

Experts push awareness and education after a boy with autism was asked to leave a New Jersey library.

Almost Adult, With Autism

From teaching social skills to offering internships, libraries provide support.

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Program Diversity: Do Libraries Serve Kids with Disabilities?

The Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990, and physical accessibility in libraries became federal law. However, nothing in the law requires library services to be disability-friendly, leaving it up to individual librarians, including Barbara Klipper, Renee Grassi, and Amy Price, to create library programs and tools for patrons with disabilities that other librarians can model.