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Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Special Needs (recording) (slides)
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve children with special needs. Developing an awareness and sensitivity to children with special needs is crucial to providing top-notch inclusive service to families in our communities. Participants will learn how to perform a community needs assessment in their library communities, forge new partnerships with outside organizations, and be inspired by new and innovative programming ideas. This program will also provide positive strategies for disability etiquette, as well as present different approaches to reevaluating existing youth programs for an inclusive audience.
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Public Library Development Team