On Thursday, September 24, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm (CST) Russ Bonanno, Director, The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) and I will present a webinar, titled, Libraries and Autism: Why It Matters! Registration information is available on the L2 calendar of events.
Description: Libraries play a number of roles within their communities, which leaves them uniquely positioned to provide resources and services that can greatly benefit community members with autism spectrum disorder and their friends and families. This webinar will introduce the Targeting Autism project spearheaded by the Illinois State Library and funded by a grant from IMLS. Beginning with a brief overview of autism and how it may impact libraries and library staff, the presenters will discuss the rationale behind this project, future project plans, and how libraries can benefit from their involvement in this project.
This webinar is hosted by the RAILS Library System and is included as part of ADA 25 Chicago series of webinars developed to commemorate this year’s 25th anniversary of ADA.