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Autism and Homelessness Toolkit (pdf) Drawing on the expertise of people with lived experience, charities, professionals and academic researchers, this toolkit describes what autism is, how to recognise it, and how to work effectively with people who are known to be autistic or who staff think could be autistic.

The Inclusive Services Assessment and Guide from WI Libraries for Everyone.

The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The website provides many online learning opportunities, FAQs, and other information, along with contact information for specific questions.

ASGCLA Toolkit:  The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) has created a series of fifteen tipsheets to help librarians “understand and manage access issues” related to a variety of physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as mental illness.

DPI’s Inclusive Services Statement  was created in 2017 and updated in 2018.  It provides guidance for libraries about what an inclusive library looks like.

Tips for hiring a sign language interpreter and lists of qualified Wisconsin interpreters.

Training modules for creating inclusive programs and services from the San José Public Library

SNAILS (Special Needs And Inclusive Library Services) blog has ideas about accommodating a variety of needs.

Autism resource list in our article index.