Libraries are for everyone. Expand your skills and find ways to welcome neurodiverse patrons, their families, and staff to your library, support, and celebrate them. Register for a four-part webinar that teaches you about neurodiversity and helpful strategies to make customer service interactions, programs and events, collections, and library services more inclusive. Topics incude:
- September 29: Creating Welcoming Library Experiences for Neurodivergent Youth
- October 13: Supporting Neurodivergent Teens in the Library
- November 17: Advocating for Neurodivergent Adults in the Library
- December 15: For Managers & Supervisors: Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace for Neurodivergent Staff
Author, trainer, teacher, and library accessibility consultant Renee Grassi is a recognized leader and advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in libraries, schools, and communities. Renee has worked in public libraries for over 15 years, developing award-winning library programs that welcome, support, and serve disabled residents and their families and caregivers. Renee currently works at Dakota County Library, where she oversees youth and family programs and leads community-centered initiatives as Youth Services Manager. She is also the Chair of her library’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and member of Dakota County’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Task Force.