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Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources


The American Library Association recognizes the needs of those who have developmental disabilities and strongly believes that "Libraries should provide training opportunities for all staff and volunteers in order to sensitize them to issues affecting persons with disabilities and to teach effective techniques for providing services for users with disabilities and for working with colleagues with disabilities." This class will provide an introduction to developmental disabilities, tools to evaluate quality websites and learn about NLM resources to answer health related needs, caregiver information, ideas for programming, as well as ways to provide awareness to the community regarding developmental disabilities.  

Class Description


  • Pre-class materials
  • Attend live webinar or watch recording
  • Complete class exercises


  • Presentation with opportunities for group discussions and sharing as well as working on class exercises 
  • Participants will identify quality consumer health resources for finding information and services on developmental disabilities
  • Participants will be able to speak appropriately with patrons and patron families with developmental disabilities
  • Participants will be able to develop programs for those with developmental disabilities
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education:
  • Approved for 1 Medical Library Association CE credit, attend the webinar live or watch the recording
  • Approved for 3 Medical Library Association CE credits, read the pre-class readings, watch/attend the webinar, complete class exercises OR attend the class in person
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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