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Project A+

Title: Project A+: Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Academic Library.
Name(s): Everhart, Nancy, author
Woods, Juliann, author
Anderson, Amelia, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2018-05-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Project A+ is a research study that discovered solutions to serving academic library users with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research protocol included working with three diverse academic libraries, librarians, disability services personnel, and students on the autism spectrum to gather data on the types of library settings, activities, services, and materials that students with ASD prefer. This resulting manual for academic librarians is intended to assist them in reducing library anxiety and supporting success in students with ASD and their use of the library. This manual from Project A+ also builds on the successful Florida State IMLS-funded Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) a set of four online self-paced professional development chapters, available on WebJuncton, that provide practical strategies for librarians in all types of libraries to implement. The PALS exit survey revealed further information – that training, strategies, and real-world models are needed in order for librarians to fully support patrons with ASD at the highest levels, particularly in college and university libraries.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1524754052_db70ce00 (IID)
Publication Note: This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-31-16-0129- 16] Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Category 2 Research and Florida State University ©2018
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Host Institution: FSU

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Everhart, N., Woods, J., & Anderson, A. (2018). Project A+: Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Academic Library. Retrieved from