Free autism friendly training for libraries

Over 90% of autistic people would go to their library more if some changes were made. Dimensions autism friendly training is free for all libraries to use so they can be more inclusive.

The short video and written guide will help you on your journey to creating a more inclusive environment for library guests on the autism spectrum. It was developed in partnership with and is endorsed by the Association of Children’s and Education Librarians and Libraries Connected.

Why become an autism friendly library?

We found that 80% of people with autism have felt excluded from their community because they worry about being judged.

We also found that people with autism are more likely to visit the library, and twice as often as other people, yet 40% still never do.

A remarkable 90% of autistic people we surveyed said they would be more likely to visit their library if some changes were made.

The feedback is clear – people with autism want to be part of their local library but need a few simple adjustments to help make that possible.

That’s why, if you take the training, you can apply to be included in our directories. We share these with over 20,000 social media followers and will be included in the 20,000 monthly views our autism friendly webpages get.

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