PCI Webinar with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Serving Older Youth With Special Needs
Competency: Children’s Services
Sub-Category: Children’s Programming
Many services both inside and outside of the library focus on early intervention for those with special needs, and target the preschool population. These are wonderful programs, but some youth will not be able to keep up with their peers developmentally, and will not be able to fit in with traditional library programs.
In this interactive and informative webinar, you will find ways to better fill in the gap in these programs. Learn more about this population and how disabilities, particularly autism, manifest themselves at older ages. Discover programming and other ideas to include and engage this growing group.
Participants will learn about:
- Traits and issues with older youth with special needs
- Ideas on how to incorporate these youth in existing programming, and ideas for creating new programs
- Resources to learn more
Biography of Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Carrie is a Senior Librarian with Salt Lake County Library Services. In 2011 she created the first Sensory Storytime for youth with special needs in the state of Utah, later winning the Utah Librarian of the Year for her work. In 2013 she was awarded a federal grant for ipads and apps to work with those with special needs. Carrie has trained extensively on this subject to libraries, service providers, parents, and has presented twice at Utah Valley University’s annual autism conference.