Ask your library to be autism friendly

Our training for libraries to become autism friendly is free to download, but it isn’t compulsory. We need you to ask your library to make the adjustments.

Ask them to visit dimensions-uk.org/AFLTraining to become an autism friendly library.

This is your opportunity to talk with your local library about autism, raise their understanding, and discuss what would make the biggest difference to you.

How to contact your library

Go in person

Pop along and see them! Ask to speak to the senior librarian and talk to them about the difference autism friendly adjustments could make to you.

You could download and bring our I have autism – please help me visit the library leaflet which explains:

  • what autism friendly means
  • results from our national survey
  • how we worked in partnership with the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL) and the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL)
  • how to access the resources.
autism friendly libraries
Talk with your local library about autism, raise their understanding, and discuss what would make the biggest difference to you.

Write to them

Download this letter template, personalise it and post it to the senior librarian at your local library.

There is space in the template for you to add why this is important to you. The rest of the letter explains how and why they should consider making autism-friendly adjustments.

Message them on Twitter

If your local library is active on Twitter, you can direct tweet them or private message them. You’re welcome to tag @DimensionsUK and use #autismlibraries

We’ve designed this helpful infographic to download and add as an image to your tweet. It explains how and why they should consider making autism-friendly adjustments.

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