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Available from Florida State University’s digital repository DigiNole.

About the Project

Project A+ is a research study that discovered solutions to serving academic library users with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The research protocol included working with three diverse academic libraries, librarians, disability services personnel, autism experts, academic librarians and students on the autism spectrum to gather data on the types of library settings, activities, services, and materials that students with ASD prefer. This resulting manual for academic librarians is intended to assist them in reducing library anxiety and supporting success in students with ASD and their use of the library.

The 132-page A+ manual includes six chapters which have been designed to provide helpful information and strategies for academic librarians and library staff interacting with individuals with autism. The chapters include objectives, content information, videos, checklists, examples, and links to additional resources.

Chapters at a Glance