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Supporting students on the autism spectrum : a practical guide for academic libraries

Rachel M. McMullin (Author), Kerry R. Walton (Author)
"As a large number of students on the autism spectrum come of age and enter college, increased awareness of autism spectrum disorder is necessary among those who work in academic libraries so that they can respond to and meet the unique needs of these students. This book fills a scholarship gap while serving as a practical resource for working with the neurodivergent student population in academic libraries. McMullin and Walton explain issues that are likely to arise when interacting with students on the autism spectrum and offer practical solutions for handling them. They discuss how to work with neurodiverse students in different contexts, including at service points, in the classroom, as employees, and through outreach programs. They highlight possible concerns about the physical environment of the library and demonstrate ways that the library can be an especially positive place for students with ASD. Personal anecdotes from students with autism as well as library faculty and staff round out this valuable work."--Publisher description
eBook, English, 2019
Libraries Unlimited, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, California, 2019
1 online resource (xvi, 144 pages)
9781440863974, 1440863970
Autism spectrum disorder: what librarians and staff need to know
Sensory issues, physical environment, and library spaces
Research help (and beyond)
Library instruction
Student employees with ASD in the library
Outreach, support, and staff training: working across campus to support students with ASD