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Helping Serve the Neurodiverse in your Library Community (LibraryWorks Webinar)

Helping Serve the Neurodiverse in your Library Community (LibraryWorks Webinar) Online

The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce that we have partnered with LibraryWorks to provide our members with access to their webinars.  These webinars are free to Massachusetts library workers who register through our calendar. 

Neurodiversity is a concept that encompasses autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourettes, dementia, mental health conditions, dyspraxia and other intellectual disabilities. This umbrella term is more commonly used by organizations and individuals to help define who they are and what they care about. This webinar will help participants learn more about neurodiversity and how to serve their neurodiverse community.

This webinar will discuss:
•    What is neurodiversity?
•    The neurodiversity movement
•    Misinformation and mental health online
•    Communication: people first versus identity first language
•    Programming ideas for the neurodiverse

Presenter: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in public libraries for about a decade and started the first autism-friendly library program in her state. She left her library position to start a mission-based company, Digital Respons-Ability, that teaches digital citizenship to tens of thousands of parents, students, and educators across the world. Carrie regularly writes, speaks and researches on digital citizenship and education. Carrie is the author of several academic books, including “Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Librarians.” Carrie continues to write for and train librarians and works with neurodiverse students.

Date:
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Format:
Webinar
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 92 seats available. Waiting list may be available if full.

Event Organizer

Bradley Schmidt

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