Name: Dan Weiss
Library/Organization: Libraries and Autism: We're Connected
Address: 54 Burroughs Way, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Areas of Expertise: Making the library a welcoming place to all users and providing excellent universal service to those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities and their families, autism awareness, neurodiversity, universal customer service strategies, programming ideas and considerations
Target Audience: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Community Members, Reference Services, Children's Services, Teen Services, Adult Services, Support Staff, Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members
Dan Weiss is the co-founder of Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected, a nationally recognized, award-winning program (now it its 11th year) that promotes inclusion, connecting libraries with the autism community, and bringing awareness of the needs of individuals with ASD and their families to the library community. He has been the director of the Fanwood Memorial Library for over 20 years, and has served locally, regionally and state wide on many civic and library related organizations, committees and boards. After hours, Dan continues his varied music career, now with well over 50 years of performing, playing the guitar, singing and writing songs.
Fees: Workshop fee (to be negotiated - flexible and affordabe) + expenses
See list of previous engagements: http://www.librariesandautism.org/pastworkshops.htm