Sensory Storytime is an initiative of the Adams County Library System ACLS to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for 86 who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders, and families who would benefit from a story time that is designed to meet the needs of this special population. This will be achieved through staff education in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders, and training in delivery of high-quality sensory story time sessions, utilizing available local, regional, and national resources. Materials and tools to accomplish this will come from sources such as the National Library of Medicine, the American Library Association, Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, PennCares Support Services and other libraries that currently provide such services. Health Information resources such as MedlinePlus, and K-12 Science and Health Education resources will be shared with families before, during, and after the story time sessions. Given the need many times for medication of this particular population, families will be directed to investigate the Drugs and Supplements section of MedlinePlus in addition to specific MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages such as, but not limited to: Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Child Development, Caregivers, Talking With Your Doctor and others that are relevant to story time participants.
Adams County Library System, Gettysburg Branch