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2019 AASL National Conference

Adapted Library: Ideas and Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum and Non-Categorical Disabilities

Nov 15, 2019 2:00pm ‐ Nov 15, 2019 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $6.99
Members: $0.00


One in every 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with autism. From non-verbal or low functioning to higher functioning or extreme sensory needs, every one of these children still has the need for literacy and the library. Adapted Library serves as a place for children to come and work on social skills, literacy skills, and sensory participation as well. Adapted library takes the best things are already doing and makes sure to include everyone in our school buildings.

Learning Objectives:
  • Librarians will be able to learn how to adapt picture books for use with special needs students.
  • Librarians will be able to use picture books and activities to create a culture of empathy and inclusiveness.
  • Librarians will be able to develop ideas for a more equitable makerspace/STEAM lessons.


  • Heather Baucum, School Librarian, Crossfield Elementary/Fairfax County Public Schools
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