According to the CDC, one in 68 children has autism, and numbers are rising. As these kids turn 21, all of the supports and services they have been receiving under the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will no longer be available to them.
Kate Niehoff, Program & Outreach Coordinator, Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL), and Targeting Autism Forum participant, will be part of a dynamic panel discussion focusing on a series of programs at STDL targeted on its adult patrons with ASD.
Representatives from STDL’s community partners, including the local school district, community college, autism resource center, and an involved parent of an adult son with autism will talk about the specific needs of the ASD community and how public libraries across the state can help fill some of the current gaps in service.
This event will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (CST), Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL.