Interviewed on: School Librarians United podcastEpisode Date: May 7th, 2021Show Notes: http://bit.ly/SLUNDLib Description: Adriana L. White guides us in understanding neurodiversity and how our library spaces, collections and teaching can embrace all our neurodiverse students.
To Be Presented at: Literacy for Texas WebinarPresentation Date: June 15th, 2021Presentation Slides: TBARegister for the webinar. Description: According to the CDC, 1 in 6 children have been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental condition such as autism. Most of us already serve these patrons in our libraries! How can we update our collections to better representContinue reading “We Need (Neuro)Diverse Books – Literacy for Texas Webinar”
To Be Presented at: The TLA Annual ConferencePresentation Date: April 23rd, 2021Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/NDBTLA21Register for the conference. Abstract: It is estimated that 1 in 54 people are autistic. Many of us are already serving autistic patrons in our library! How can we update our collections to better serve this growing population? With neurodiverse books, we can share storiesContinue reading “We Need (Neuro)Diverse Books!”
Presented at: The Region 20 Learning & Libraries Virtual ConferencePresentation Date: November 5th & 6th, 2020Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/NDB1120 According to the CDC, 1 in 6 children have been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder (such as autism). Most of us already serve these children in our libraries! How can we update our collectionsContinue reading “We Need (Neuro)Diverse Books: Building Empathy for Children’s Mental Health and Neurodiversity”
To Be Presented at: The TCEA Convention & ExpositionPresentation Date: January 31st, 2021Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/SEL0221Register for the conference. Social-emotional learning, or SEL, involves teaching our students incredibly important life skills, such as managing emotions, developing empathy, and fostering relationships. As librarians, we can help our students improve their SEL skills through the power of stories.Continue reading “Social-Emotional Learning and the Power of Stories”
Presented at: The Inclusion Works! Virtual ConferencePresentation Date: October 26th, 2020Presentation Slides: bit.ly/ND1020 Our understanding of autism has changed greatly over the past few decades. Once thought to be a rare disorder that primarily affected non-speaking boys, we now know that autism encompasses a wide spectrum of diverse individuals. Today, autistic people are writing books,Continue reading “Celebrating Neurodiversity: Insights from an Autistic Educator and Self-Advocate”
Presented at: The South San Antonio ISD Special Programs SymposiumPresentation Date: October 26th, 2019Presentation Slides: bit.ly/AWAutism Description of My Symposium Session: Our understanding of autism has changed greatly over the past few decades. Once thought to be a rare disorder that primarily affected nonverbal boys, autism today encompasses a wide spectrum of individuals. Autistic brainsContinue reading “Autism, Neurodiversity, and More: Insights from an Autistic Educator”