Creative Collaborations: Successful Partnerships That Serve Children With Autism

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Moderator: Christopher Corrigan, Digital Reference Librarian, Library of CongressLibrary for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Speaker: Carrie Banks, Director of the Child's Place for Children With Special Needs, Brooklyn Public Library
Speaker: Holly Jin, Community Engagement Librarian - Children’s Accessibility Services, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library
Speaker: Jen Taggart, Asst. Department Head, Youth Services, Bloomfield Township Public Library
Speaker: Sarah Hinkle, Assistant Coordinator of Children's Services, Programs and Services Department, Queens Library, New York

With the incidence of autism now at 1 in 88, children with this disability need our libraries. Librarians want to serve this population, but may not have the expertise or resources to offer appropriate programming. This panel will feature librarians who forged partnerships with outside organizations in order to serve their young patrons with autism in new and exciting ways. Find out how they did it, and be inspired to do it too.

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Creative Collaboraton - Dogs, Kids, and Snails - no photos.pdf - Uploaded by Holly Jin (Jun 24, 2014 - 1.88 MB
Reaching Youth with Disabilities Through Partnerships II.pptx - Uploaded by Marianne Braverman (Jun 20, 2014 - 1.01 MB
Reaching Youth with Disabilities Through Partnerships I.pptx - Uploaded by Marianne Braverman (Jun 20, 2014 - 1.96 MB
Creative Collaborations - Building a Special Needs Collection ALA Annual 2014.pdf - Uploaded by Jennifer Taggart (May 29, 2014 - 1.25 MB
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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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Here is the portion of our panel presentation on developing a special needs collection with a community partner.

Attached, please find handout "Reaching Youth With Disabilities Through Partnership I"

Attached, please find the handout; Reaching Youth With Disabilities Through Partnership II

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We hope you can make it to our session, but if you can't here's Skokie Public Library's portion of the presentation which features a couple of programs and a networking group.