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Originally presented July 15, 2019

Over half a million individuals on the autism spectrum will become adults in the next 10 years. However, there is a lack of resources and services to meet the needs of this group, in particular, older individuals on the spectrum. In this free one-hour webinar, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead goes beyond sensory story time and provides practical recommendations on ways that libraries can better serve this growing population. In this presentation you will learn more about this group's needs and receive actionable guidance on ways to provide autism-friendly customer service, technology, and programs at the library.

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For reference, you can download the slides from the presentation by clicking here:

Serving Individuals with Autism PPT Slides

This is one of a series of Niche Academy Webinars

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead

Carrie is the CEO of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company researching and working in the area of digital citizenship. Digital Respons-Ability believes in a prevention science approach to preventing unhealthy online behavior that involves the individual, family and community. Prior to founding Digital Respons-Ability, Carrie worked for many years as a librarian, creating award winning programming for youth, adults, and individuals with disabilities. Carrie is the author of the forthcoming book Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practices in the Field coming out in later Fall 2019. Digital Respons-Ability offers continuing education units that can benefit any educator who works with youth and technology. Contact them for more details.

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