If you've stayed away from your local public library out of fear of stern librarians, disapproving patrons, and your own non-quiet child, you may be amazed to look around this site full of resources for libraries. It's specifically designed to inform library staff about autism, and train them to be not only welcoming to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families, but to run interference between those families and other patrons.
The campaign, by two New Jersey libraries, includes a training video; materials like a customizable storybook about going to the library; signs, decals, and press releases to be used to advertise a library's autism-friendliness; and links to sites that can help librarians become more educated about autism and other disability issues.
Share the link to this site with those in charge of the library in your town, and offer yourself as a resource for further discussion and planning. And if you have a child with a different disability you feel has not been well accepted, maybe this can serve as a template for getting a broader program going.Logo courtesy of Libraries and Autism