According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, one in five U.S. children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues, but only “a small subset are formally identified with a disability in school.” Common learning differences include ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia (difficulty understanding mathematical concepts), and Dysgraphia (difficulty writing). The National Institutes of Health also reports that learning disabilities are very common among adults.
In recognition of Learning Disabilities 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 who experience learning disabilities and differences.
For more information, 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.