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How to Develop an Inclusive Community
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Access. Inclusion. Diversity. All people deserve to be embraced by their community. Autism Friendly Cities: How to Create an Inclusive Community is the first book designed to guide city leadership and staff through the process of evaluation, training, implementation, and developing an Autism Friendly initiative that will help you open your doors to everyone. People with autism should be able to participate in all that is offered and facilitated by their city, including services, activities, events, and points of connection. Being an Autism Friendly City is not only socially responsible, but will improve engagement, outreach, economic development, and resident satisfaction.


Contents:

Part 1: THE WHY: WHY ARE WE HERE? WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

Chapter 1: The Good, The Bad, and The PR Nightmares

The Good

The Bad

PR Nightmares

*Reflection: The Good and The Bad

A Dialogue: DEIA

Consider Your City

*Brainstorm: Evaluate Your City

Chapter 2: Recruiting Others

Who Is at the Forefront of This Movement?

What is the Time Commitment?

How Do We Pay for This?

Economic Development

Chapter 3: Listen to Your Community

Survey Your Residents

*Resident Survey/Needs Assessment

What You Might Hear

Tend Your Garden

Part 2: THE WHO: PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, LEADERS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Chapter 4: Let's Talk a Bit about Autism

*Quiz (Pre/Post Test): A Brief Quiz on Autism

Basic Diagnostic Information

Prevalence

Characteristics

Difference Versus Deficit

Neurodiversity

Hard Conversations

*Pre/Post-Test Quiz Answers

Chapter 5: Training

What Training Does My Team Need/

*Worksheet: Questions for Potential Trainers

How to Continue the Conversation

Chapter 6: Putting Together Your Inclusion Team: Community Partners Are Key

Develop Your Inclusion Team

*Worksheet: Create Your Inclusion Team

Potential Community-based Team Members

Location and Timeframe for Meetings

Inclusion Team Meeting Agenda

Sample Inclusion Team Meeting Agenda

Team Collaborations and Projects

Regional or Statewide Inclusion Teams

Part 3: THE WHAT: CREATING CHANGE

Chapter 7: Getting Started

*Worksheet: What Does Inclusion Look Like for Your City?

Chapter 8: Environmental Modifications

Sight

Hearing

Touch

Smell

Taste

Temperature

Spatial

High and Low Sensory Spaces

*Worksheet: Design your Space

Chapter 9: Communication Techniques

First Point of Contact

Universal Design

Website

Using Direct Communication

One-on-One Communication

*Resident Meeting Agenda Template

Chapter 10: Visual Supports

*Sample Visual Support Template

*Sample Visual Support Incorporating Directions

*Sample Visual Support Where Graphics Are Incorporated into Existing Document

Chapter 11: Social Sciences

What is a Social Story?

What Must a Social Story Contain?

How Can I Create a Social Story?

*Sample Social Story

Chapter 12: Designing Large-Scale Events

Chapter 13: An Example: Libraries

Low Sensory Library Spaces

Sensory Friendly Browsing

Autism Friendly Programming

*Sample Autism Friendly Program Registration Form

Sensory Friendly Movie Night

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Chapter 14: Summer Camp Inclusion/IRPs

*IRP (Individualized Recreational Program) Sample

Chapter 15: Employment and HR Tips

Chapter 16: Conclusion: Share with Others

Success Stories

Conference/Expo

Overall checklist

Declaring You Are an Autism Friendly City

Tell the World


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781032028224
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: May, 2022
Pages: 160
Weight: 611g
Availability: Contact supplier
Subcategories: General Practice

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