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Services for Patrons and Employees on the Autism Spectrum: Home

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MLS would like to thank Charlie Remy for compiling the resources for this guide.
Charlie Remy

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Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library

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September 2018 Workshop

"Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum"

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12-1pm -- recording now available below!

As the autistic population continues to grow and become more visible across the lifespan, it’s important that libraries of all types know how to effectively serve patrons on the autism spectrum, foster a neurodiverse profession by encouraging autistics to consider librarianship as a career, and successfully employ them as staff. This webinar will provide attendees with a mix of practical strategies and relevant anecdotes from an autistic librarian. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share any helpful insights they may have on the topic.

Speaker: Charlie Remy

Charlie is the Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian/Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library. He has an MSLIS from Simmons College and a BA in Spanish and Gender Studies from Elon University. His hobbies include keeping up with the news (particularly from his native Maine), speaking Spanish, walking/hiking, and world travel. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, on the autism spectrum, at the age of 23.


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