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10 Ways Your Child With Special Needs Can Benefit From a Trip To The Library

By Karen Wang, via The Friendship Circle Special Needs Resources

Everyday, 4.2 million Americans visit a library.  Are you one of them?

Almost every town in America has a public library, but many families of children with special needs shy away from libraries, often for behavioral reasons. These are the families who could benefit the most from the library!

The truth is that patrons with disabilities are welcome at public libraries everywhere. Some libraries even offer a free delivery service to homebound patrons or a postage-paid books-by-mail service.

My family visits the local library at least once a week. Even before my son was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, the library was an essential part of his sensory integration and introduction to social skills and life skills.

See the 10 life lessons that any family can learn at the library on The Friendship Circle Special Needs Resources Blog. Read more >>


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About the Author

Karen Wang is a Friendship Circle parent. You may have seen her sneaking into the volunteer lounge for ice cream or being pushed into the cheese pit by laughing children. She is a contributing author to the anthology “My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids With Disabilities”



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