Autism Awareness Month Resources
For Immediate Release
Marketing & Programs Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
CHICAGO - According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around one percent of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder.
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASLCA), a division of ALA, encourages you and your team to check out our updated free toolkit designed to help you create a more welcoming and accessible library environment for users who experience autism spectrum disorder.
Read through an overview, find general tips, tips for class visits or programs, recommended assistive technology and resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
For more information, please visit the resources section for advocacy and educational organizations.
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is a division of the American Library Association. ASCLA focuses on providing a voice and advocating for libraries serving populations that are underserved such as those with sensory, physical, health or behavioral conditions, those who are incarcerated or detained and more. ASCLA is the premier destination for members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives, library networks and library consultants among others. Member activity is centered around our interest groups.