ASCLA will offer a new webinar, “Next Chapter Book Club: An Innovative and Viable Approach to Meeting the Literacy Needs of Adolescents and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”, on February 16, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30pm CT.
The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NCBCs include five to eight people with a wide range of reading skills who gather weekly in bookstores, cafés, and, increasingly, libraries. This webinar will describe the NCBC model, which has been disseminated to over 100 cities in North America and Europe. The webinar will further explore how the NCBC model has been implemented by the Scotch Plains Public Library, which is reaching out to people with disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, in a variety of ways.
Who should attend this webinar?
–All public librarians, especially those who have responsibility for outreach, programming and teen services
–High School Media Specialists
–Any community member with an interest in authentic community engagement and lifelong learning opportunities for people with disabilities
Those who attend will gain a thorough understanding of the NCBC model and philosophy; understand how they might meet the adult literacy needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, even those who do not conventionally read; and learn the myriad benefits of including people with developmental disabilities in library programming.
Webinar presenter Jillian Ober, MA, CRC, has worked at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities since 2004. At Nisonger Center, Jillian manages programs that emphasize community inclusion and lifelong learning for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One such program is the Next Chapter Book Club, a community-based book club program for people with developmental disabilities. Jillian manages all aspects of this program, including its expansion to now more than 100 cities in 24 U.S. states and 5 countries. Jillian received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees (Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling) from The Ohio State University.
Individual registration fees are $40 for ASCLA members, $50 for ALA members, $65 for non-ALA members, and $45 for ALA student members and retired members.
Group rates are available: $99 for a single login, and $38/person for multiple logins (min. 2 people). We also offer excellent rates for state libraries who are members of ASCLA: $69 for a single login and $29/person for multiple logins (min. 2 people). Get more group registration information, including forms, at the ASCLA website.
REGISTER NOW. Registration will close at 5:00pm Central time on Tuesday, Feb. 14.