November 26, 2014

Jackson, MS – An autism resource center has recently been opened at the Eudora Welty Library.

With ASD incidents becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the United States, the need for specially designed facilities within the country’s library system has now arisen. Thus, the resource center will endeavor to create a space that accommodates the specific needs that individuals with autism have while still facilitating learning through books and other reading material.

It will be designed with the needs of those with autism in mind by adding a resource specialist to its staff in addition to new books on autism for parents. The center will also feature a computer with large, advanced graphics that will be user-friendly for those on the spectrum who are visual learners. Patty Furr, the executive director of the Jackson Hinds Library system notes:

“Some call it an epidemic at least it’s definitely a trend and we think that it’s important to include these individuals and serve them. They are the public as well as the general public.”

The response to the library’s efforts has been resoundingly positive, specifically from school boards throughout the community. However Furr asserts that their goal is to also ensure that families who are in need of the resources that the library provides know that they are now available.

WJTV News Channel 12

The original article by Andrew Harrison on the WJTV News Channel 12 site here

About the author 

News In Brief

These are short news articles that report quickly on breaking events or snapshots of news for quick coverage. They are not as in-depth but a synopsis.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

RELATED POSTS

December 22, 2020

Zach Fucalee from twitter Nova Scotia, Canada –

December 14, 2020

Safety is the utmost important concern for people

December 11, 2020

Evanston, illinois, Northwestern University women’s basketball team –

November 24, 2020

Children love to wander around and they don’t

November 21, 2020

CC BY by nick step Kristin Cavallari, star

November 11, 2020

A Sydney couple Dennys Martinez and his wife

November 1, 2020

copyright the southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau, Missouri –

>