REACHING ACROSS ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEM (RAILS) PROGRAMS

ACCESSIBLE TO ALL: SERVING YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Join two leaders in the field to learn about models of service, programming and technologies that create a welcoming library environment for young patrons with disabilities. Learn about dynamic programs being offered at public libraries around the Chicagoland area that can be replicated at your library.

ADA: A HR PERSPECTIVE FOR LIBRARIES

This workshop will discuss the basics of the ADA, including which employees are covered by the Act, when employers must make accommodations under the Act and what are those required accommodations.

AUTISM 101 FOR LIBRARIES

Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?

BEYOND ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

Beyond Assistance Technology: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities

9:30-11:00 am

INCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The majority of library visitors are comfortable navigating their way through the library, approaching staff with questions and using available resources. But for some, these basic library experiences can be intimidating.

LIBRARIES AND AUTISM: WHY IT MATTERS!

Libraries play a number of roles within their communities, which leaves them uniquely positioned to provide resources and services that can greatly benefit community members with autism spectrum disorder and their friends and families.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING FOR LIBRARY STAFF

This informative workshop will demystify mental health conditions and help library staff learn to recognize behaviors associated with mental illness.