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Podcast Appearances

School Librarians United with Amy Hermon

Episode Date: May 7th, 2021

Episode Notes: 125 Neurodiversity in Our Libraries

The Literacy Advocate with Timmy Bauer

Episode Date: July 22nd, 2021

Episode Notes: Do Graphic Novels Stand Alone as Legitimate Literature w/ Adriana White

Latinitas Magazine Podcast

Episode Date: February 26th, 2021

Episode Notes: 20 Questions With: Adriana White & Alaina Lavoie
Episode Notes: 20 Questions With: Adriana White & Alaina Lavoie (Part 2)


Presentations & Workshops

TLA Annual Conference

Presentation Date: TBA (Apr. 19th – 22nd)

Session Title: How to Create Accessible and Equitable Library Collections

TCEA Convention & Exposition

Presentation Date: TBA (Jan. 30th – Feb. 2nd)

Session Title: How to Create Accessible and Equitable Library Collections

Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services Workshop

Presentation Date: October 14th, 2022

Session Title: Autism & Neurodiversity in Libraries: Insights from an Autistic Librarian

Adaptive Umbrella Workshop

Presentation Date: October 6th, 2022

Session Title: Lived Experiences in Literature: The Importance of Authentic Disabled Perspectives

Learning & Libraries Virtual Conference

Presentation Date: November 12th, 2021

1st Session Title: A Place to Belong: Supporting Mental Health and Neurodiversity in the School Library
2nd Session Title: What Does it Take to Rebuild a District Library Program?

YALSA’s 2021 Young Adult Services Symposium

Presentation Date: November 5th, 2021

Session Title: A Place to Belong: Supporting Neurodiversity and Mental Health in Your Library

AASL National Conference

Presentation Date: October 23rd, 2021

Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/AWAASL21

Session Title: We Need (Neuro)Diverse Books!

Asperger / Autism Network (AANE) Writers’ Group Visit

Presentation Date: October 13th, 2021

Session Title: Online “Closed” Creative Writers’ Group For Adults

Michigan Alliance For Cultural Accessibility (MACA) Panel

Presentation Date: September 29th, 2021

Presentation Recording: https://vimeo.com/620166926/844c0b4d57

Session Title: Exploring Intersectionality panel

TEDxPaloAltoCollege

Presentation Date: September 25th, 2021

Presentation Recording: TED.com

Session Title: Autism and Neurodiversity: Different Does Not Mean Broken

Literacy for Texas Webinar

Presentation Date: June 15th, 2021

Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/NDBooksTX

Presentation Recording: https://youtu.be/RCrfHJM6gAw

Session Title: Social-Emotional Learning and the Power of Stories: Building Empathy for Children’s Mental Health and Neurodiversity

TLA Annual Conference

Presentation Date: April 23rd, 2021

Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/NDBTLA21

Session Title: We Need (Neuro)Diverse Books!

TCEA Convention & Exposition

Presentation Date: January 31st, 2021

Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/SEL0221

Session Title: Social-Emotional Learning and the Power of Stories


Learning & Libraries Virtual Conference

Presentation Date: November 5th & 6th, 2020

Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/NDB1120

Session Title: We Need (Neuro)Diverse Books: Building Empathy for Children’s Mental Health and Neurodiversity


Inclusion Works! Virtual Conference

Presentation Date: October 26th, 2020

Presentation Slides: bit.ly/ND1020

Session Title: Celebrating Neurodiversity: Insights from an Autistic Educator and Self-Advocate


South San Antonio ISD Special Programs Symposium

Presentation Date: October 26th, 2019

Presentation Slides: bit.ly/AWAutism

Session Title: Autism, Neurodiversity, and More: Insights from an Autistic Educator



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