ALA Annual 2011

Autism Spectrum Disorders the focus of President’s Program

2011 ALA Annual Conference in New OrleansThis year at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, La., ALSC presents the Charlemae Rollins President’s Program, “How Libraries can Best Serve Special Needs Patrons, Especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).”

Recognizing the increasing number of children with ASD, this program will help librarians create innovative programming to positively integrate all patrons. Featured speaker, Dr. Ricki Robinson, a leader in developing multidisciplinary treatment plans for children with ASD and author of “Autism Solutions” (in press), will join authors Cynthia Lord and Francisco X. Stork, whose writings have humanized these disorders, and Patricia Twarogowski, a librarian recognized for her effective programming for special needs children, in a panel discussion.

For more on this program, please check out the official ALA press release.

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