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Understanding and Supporting Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
An Infopeople Hosted Webinar
Jenna Johnson, MSW, Associate Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Clinician for Glenn County Office of Education
This webinar will discuss the characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), to better understand how to best serve them in our libraries. We will review common behaviors seen in both children and adults diagnosed with ASD. We will review effective strategies library employees can utilize to support patrons with a variety of special needs. Participants will have an opportunity to present specific questions and scenarios to further their understanding and application of the training material.
About the Presenter: Jenna Johnson is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who has worked in schools, homes, and within the community supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and/mental health challenges for over 15 years. She has completed extensive work with individuals with Autism and their families addressing behaviors, teaching social skills and advocating for appropriate services. She loves providing education and working to empower services providers, families and other support people. She has a Masters degree in Social Work and a PPS credential and is currently working as a Mental Health Clinician within the education system.
This webinar will be of interest to: Library staff seeking information about Autism Spectrum Disorders in order to better serve their community.
Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button at the top of this page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.
Speaker's slides: Will be available the morning of the webinar.