Special Access & Libraries
If your library would like to be more inclusive of patrons on the autism spectrum, consider creating special access programming that is just for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families! While libraries ideally should be accessible to everyone all the time, sometimes closing certain programs to the general public in order to control crowd numbers, noise and other distractions can be a good way to help autistic patrons feel more comfortable and “be themselves” with others.
What Worked For Our Community
For a copy of our presentation “Stronger Together”, which includes information about autism, autism accessibility, and practical tips on how be more inclusive, download information from our recent presentation for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine here – Stronger Together presentation