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Serving the Neurodiverse in Your Library
Thursday, May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neurodiversity is a concept that encompasses autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourettes, dementia, mental health conditions, dyspraxia and other intellectual disabilities. This umbrella term is more commonly used by organizations and individuals to help define who they are, and what they care about. This webinar will help participants learn more about neurodiversity and how to better serve their neurodiverse community.
Through this webinar, you will learn:
• What is neurodiversity?
• The neurodiversity movement
• People first versus identity first language
• Collection development and programming suggestions
Presented by :: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that teaches digital citizenship to tens of thousands of parents, students, and educators across the world. Before starting Digital Respons-Ability, Carrie worked about a decade in public libraries. Carrie regularly writes, speaks and researches on digital citizenship and education. She is the author of several academic books including: Digital Citizenship: Teaching Strategies and Practice From the Field (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019) and Becoming a Digital Parent: A Practical Guide to Help Families Navigate Technology (Routledge, 2020) and the The 3Ms of Fearless Digital Parenting: Proven Tools to Help You Raise Smart and Savvy Online Kids (Skyhorse Publishing, 2021). Her latest book for librarians, Advocating Digital Citizenship: Resources for the Library and Classroom is out in fall 2022 and she has another title to be released in early 2023 from the International Society for Technology in Education. She is also an adjunct instructor and in 2021 won an Outstanding Reference Source Award from the American Library Association for one of her books. Carrie is also a mother who applies what she teaches with her own family at home in Utah.