Webinar : Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How

05/21/2020 -

Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How

May 21, 2020, Pacific - 10 AM, Mountain - 11 AM, Central - 12 PM, Eastern - 1 PM

As part of an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant to partners Infopeople and Project ENABLE @ Syracuse University, the first in a series of webinars will be conducted. In the first one hour webinar, you will hear from experts Carrie Banks (Brooklyn Public Library and PE Advisor) and Barbara Klipper (Autism Welcome Here grant) as they share their expertise in this area.

For more information and to register, go to Visit Infopeople . If you cannot attend live, the session will be recorded and archived for later viewing.

Presenters: Barbara Klipper and Carrie Banks

Barbara Klipper has been involved with people with autism since 1986, when the first of her two sons to have this disorder was diagnosed. She and her husband were founding parents of Giant Steps, a school for children with autism in Fairfield, Connecticut. In 2002 she was asked to develop the Special Needs Center collection for The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut, and since then she has been able to combine her interests in librarianship and service to children with disabilities. She developed The Ferguson Library's grant-funded sensory storytime program, and she has presented at conferences and trained librarians from around the country in autism awareness and sensory storytime programming. An active member of the American Library Association, she has chaired the Library Services for Special Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee and served on the Schneider Family Book Award jury and the ALA Accessibility Assembly.

Carrie Banks has been the in charge of Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) Inclusive Services (formerly known as The Child's Place for Children and Teens with Special Needs) since 1997 and an Assistant Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute since 2013. She has served in many positions in ALSC and ASCLA, including as the ALSC representative to ASCLA, and as a past chair of the Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers Committee. She is currently the Designated Director for Special Populations on the ASCLA Board of Directors. She is a past chair of the Schneider Family Book Award committee and served on the Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audio Production committee. Ms. Banks has helped draft national guidelines and toolkits for serving people with disabilities in public libraries. She has published widely and has conducted inclusion training for libraries in Connecticut, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, and for cultural institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the New York Aquarium and America Reads, among others. She received the 2000 New York University's Samuel and May Rudin Award for Community Service, the 2010 Sloan Public Service Award and was named a "Mover & Shaker" by Library Journal in 2012. She has twice received an Oscar from the Brooklyn Family Support Services Council for her services to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Ms. Banks received her Master of Library Science from Queens College in 1990 and her Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology from Oberlin College in 1982.