Autism friendly libraries
Dimensions provide free autism-friendly training for libraries. Talk to your local library about taking the training, and they could be featured on our website.
This really matters to autistic people, who are more likely to visit libraries than other people. 90% of autistic people told us they would be more likely to visit their library if some changes were made.
Because libraries are calm and welcoming spaces, they can be a safe environment for people with autism. But, for autistic guests, there can be uncertainty about making noise and what to do.
Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians
Dimensions are working with the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians. Their aim is to lead excellence in library services for children, young people and schools so that every school has access to a high-quality school library service and every young person feels inspired to read.
They offer training and support to all 3000 of the nation’s public libraries to help make autism-friendly adjustments to make local libraries into thriving environments where everyone is welcome.
There’s no obligation for libraries to participate, but we hope most will choose to do so to become an autism-friendly library. We need your support to let others know that autism-friendly training is free to use.
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