Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Targeting Autism Survey: ISL Needs Your Input Now!

The Illinois State Library (ISL) has received an IMLS Leadership Grant to explore how libraries across the state can best serve people affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goal is to develop an action plan for libraries to increase autism awareness, education, and support services; establish sustainable partnerships; and improve access to information about autism. Some of our very own SNAILS members will be participating in the Targeting Autism forums this year. The exciting news is that everyone can participate in the project by taking the Targeting Autism survey.
 
According to ISL Associate Director Suzanne Schriar, "the purpose of the survey is to better understand your needs, priorities, and interests around ASD in order to guide the development and delivery of ASD information services by community libraries across the state. Please share the survey [which is available in English and Spanish] with your patrons, friends and all Illinois residents who have been personally or professionally  affected by ASD."

"Participation in the survey is voluntary and all responses will be kept confidential -- only combined responses will be reported.  The results will be presented at a state-wide summit session in March and they will be distributed broadly, including to people who have responded to this request."

After you take the survey, with whom will you share it?

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