Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month. Nearly twenty-five years ago, the national Autism Society began a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and self-determination for all, and to assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder be provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
The Monmouth County Library has many resources available to help those with autism and their families. We have books, DVDs and online resource material that is available in the library and from home.
Autism Awareness Diplay
We often have programs, presentations or meeting devoted to autism at our library branches. On Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a presentation on Technology Resources Available Now for All Abilities. This talk is presented by ASPEN (Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network which provides information and education to families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The presentation will cover resources and services available in your community for all ages and abilities including assistive technology and how it can help.
All programs at the Monmouth County Library are free and open to the public regardless of abilities. To learn more about our programs and services for autism and other topics, please visit the Monmouth County Library’s website at www.monmouthcountylib.org.