More than 1 out of 10 people in Illinois have a disability.  

In recognition of the anniversary of ADA25, the RAILS library system as partnered with ADA25Chicago to offer professional development and learning opportunities to librarians and library staff about serving people with disabilities.  Here is a snapshot of what is available for you and your staff from now until the end of the year.

Webinar: “Beyond Assistive Technology: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities”
Thursday, August 20 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Webinar: “Autism 101 for Libraries: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder and How Can We Help Students and Families at the Library?”
Thursday, September 17, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

In-Person Training: “Mental Health Awareness Training for Library Staff”
Wednesday, October 7, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Skokie Public Library

Webinar: “Inclusive Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities”
Thursday, November 12, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
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Webinar: "Accessible to All: Serving Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities"
 Thursday, December 10, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
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