Libraries are for Everyone! : Opening Our Doors to People with Diversabilities (Disabilities) Through Resource Lists, Outreach and Programming


Presentation for the 3rd Children and Teen Services Conference  (CATS) in Kelowna, B.C. in October.  Discussed all the Disability projects that I have done to help children and teens with diversabilities (disabilities).   Have sent the booklists across Canada for libraries and organizations to use and create their own.  Interior Health, MCYSN, eight school districts and Work B.C. are using them for staff and clients as well as doctors in the province have them on their websites FETCH and PATHWAYS.  Projects were done in my role as  Community Liaison for the provincial LDABC, South Central Okanagan Community Council member  and Self-Advocate Advisor for the Okanagan Self-Advocate Group.  Lists and resources are very highly used and appreciated by the staff, families and professionals across the province and Canada.


Linda Youmans

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