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Kilkenny Library: Autism Friendly Programme

 Autism Friendly Programme 

Kilkenny Library service is committed to ensuring that our services are inclusive, accessible and equitable.This programme’s focus is to improve the library experience for those with autism by improving our spaces and services as well as developing new relationships with local agencies and groups.

The programme includes a series of talks and workshops for parents and teachers, autism friendly story times for children as well as autism friendly events such as Lego workshops, yoga sessions and play and music therapy.Part of this initiative will involve staff training, service review and evaluation with a view to obtaining Autism Accreditation from As I Am, Ireland’s National Autism Charity and advocacy organisation.

Thanks to Kilkenny County Council and Department of Rural and Community Development, whose "Library Supports for Marginalised, Socially Excluded and Disadvantaged Communities Initiative ” through Dormant Accounts Funding supported this initiative.

 

Click here to download the brochure or  visit your local library for one.

Autism Friendly Programme.pdf (size 2.5 MB)

Click here to view our Sensory Toy Collection, available through Ferrybank Library.

Kilkenny-County-Library-Service-Sensory-Toy-Collection-HIGH-RES-WEB.pdf (size 8.2 MB)