Dimensions launches free autism-friendly library training
People want more autism friendly environments
DimensionsUK's research shows that people with autism are much more likely to visit the library, and twice as often as other people.
But 40% still never visit.
A remarkable 90% of respondents said they would be more likely to visit their local library if some changes were made.
Staff training, tolerance of noise and understanding from the public were the adjustments most important to people with autism, and their carers.
DimensionsUK has developed their training in response to this, while providing resources to make the experience easier for sensory sensitive guests.
There’s no obligation for libraries to participate, but we hope that most will choose to.