In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), a division of ALA, encourages you and your team to check out our free toolkit designed to help you create a more welcoming and accessible library environment for visitors with autism spectrum disorders.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every 59 children in the United States of America is identified to have autism. Due to improved diagnosis and understanding, autism is increasing in prevalence and impacts more than 3.5 million Americans today. To learn what steps you can take to build a more inclusive library community, please visit the websites of the advocacy and educational organizations provided at the end of the toolkit. We also encourage you to visit the ASGCLA website at www.asgcladirect.org.