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How libraries can support people with autism

Our Libraries have many books which may help you or your family support people on the autism spectrum. These books which have been chosen and recommended by professionals.

Supporting children

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Supporting teens

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Supporting women

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Supporting adults

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Guides

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Sensory

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Diet

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Biography

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How libraries can help

There are a range of resources available in libraries to help support people with autism:

  • a picture journey to show you what to expect when visiting the library for the first time
  • visual tours of the library
  • library floor plans

These are available on the individual library webpage.

Autism friendly meeting rooms are available at the Dorchester Library and Learning Centre and Gillingham Library. Talk to library staff to book.

A printable version

Download a printable version of the selection of books on autism that have been chosen and recommended by professionals. 

Contact dlslibrarians@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk if you need this information in a different format.

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