Posted: Friday 1st September 2017
Research, conducted by the social care organisation Dimensions, showed that whilst people with autism are already more likely than other people to use a library, a few changes could lead to 92% increasing their use of their local library if some autism friendly adjustments were made. With this in mind, Hertfordshire Libraries are taking part in a national initiative to make their libraries more autistic friendly and to raise staff awareness of Autism-friendly approaches which will make a huge difference to children, young people and their families.
As part of this initiative, from September to the end of October, we are piloting a Visual story, a simple guide to the library and its rules at some our larger libraries for people with autism and other learning difficulties to help them more easily find their way around. If you are interested in finding out more about which libraries are involved and giving us your feedback, please contact us via libraries.Information@hertfordshire.gov.uk
We would very much welcome your input.