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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime is an initiative of the Adams County Library System (ACLS) to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders, and families who would benefit from a story time that is designed to meet the needs of this special population. This will be achieved through staff education in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders, and training in delivery of high-quality sensory story time sessions, utilizing available local, regional, and national resources. Materials and tools to accomplish this will come from sources such as the National Library of Medicine, the American Library Association, Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, PennCares Support Services and other libraries that currently provide such services. Health Information resources such as MedlinePlus, and K-12 Science and Health Education resources will be shared with families before, during, and after the story time sessions. Given the need many times for medication of this particular population, families will be directed to investigate the Drugs and Supplements section of MedlinePlus in addition to specific MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages such as, but not limited to: Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Child Development, Caregivers, Talking With Your Doctor and others that are relevant to story time participants.

Organization:
Adams County Library System
Department:
N/A
Organization Type:
Public Library
Funded Dates: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Funding Amount: 
$15,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - General Public
Students - Health Professionals
Health Professionals - Physicians
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Librarians - Public/Other
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - Mental Health
Students - K-12
Educators
Population
Youth-Teens