Download the free training for libraries

Dimensions free training for libraries to become autism friendly has been developed in partnership with ASCEL and Libraries Connected.

On World Autism Awareness Day 2019, Dimensions launched updated and more in-depth training materials for autism friendly libraries.

We hope this training helps you on your journey to creating a more inclusive environment for library guests on the autism spectrum.

While the training has been developed with a focus on guests who have autism, anybody who feels they can benefit from the adjustments are welcome too. This can include people with learning disabilities or other sensory sensitivities.

Find out more about how we developed the training.

Autism friendly libraries training materials

Download your resources for autism friendly libraries

Download Dimensions – new in 2019 – autism friendly libraries training

Dimensions autism friendly libraries top tips

Download our editable libraries map template

Download our editable trip to the library social story

Download our Autism friendly libraries poster

Download our Autism friendly libraries poster option 2

Download our Autism friendly libraries poster option 3

Download our autism friendly library letter template

Watch our library staff training video on autism awareness

Thank you for becoming autism friendly

Dimensions wants to see a more inclusive society for people with autism and learning disabilities – by becoming autism friendly you are making a significant, positive difference.

People with autism and their families have told us they want more places where they are welcome to be themselves without fear of judgment. They want the same opportunities as everybody else and becoming autism friendly can give them more opportunities to discover new things.

Share your work

Tweet using #autismlibraries to share the great work you’re doing.

You can also follow @DimensionsUK on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Download our free infographic to share why you’ve become autism friendly.

Stay up to date

Sign up to our autism friendly libraries and museums enewsletter

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Get in touch

We’d love to answer any questions you have about autism friendly libraries, and to hear about your autism friendly work.

  • If your enquiry is urgent or you would like to speak to a member of the team, please call 0300 303 9062