Neurodiversity: A Primer for Libraries
September 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neurodiversity is a contract to medical and pathology models of neurological differences in the brain. It’s a more nuanced perspective of what exactly is “normal” or “appropriate” in people. This webinar will explain the basics of neurodiversity, the growing movement, and how librarians can better create programs and advocate for people who are neurodiverse.
In addition, the webinar will cover:
-People first vs. Identity first language
-Broadening the scope of ADA-compliance
-Controversies of neurodiversity
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead ~ Biography
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She is the author of the 2021 RUSA-award winning Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: a Guide for Libraries. Carrie has also published other titles around technology and parenting and is co-authoring a new book out spring 2022: Teaching and Advocating Digital Citizenship: Tools for Librarians. Carrie is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that educates students, parents and educators on digital citizenship. She lives in Utah with her family.
CALL EXCLUSIVE: This webinar is only available to California Library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.