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Neurodiversity, the concept and perspective that individuals with “atypical” behavioral traits or brain function are normal, or even exceptional, learners and thinkers, is relatively new, understudied, and misunderstood. This new resource guide aims to help users build tools and experiences that are accessible to all learners.
Caregivers are individuals or groups of individuals who provide direct care to children, the elderly, and people with chronic illnesses who require assistance in their everyday lives.
We at NNLM PSR are committed to promoting equitable, accessible health information. The following resources from the National Library of Medicine and other government agencies provide vetted, reliable sources of online health information for caregivers.
This article highlights an All of Us Community Engagement Award funded by NNLM PSR for Sacramento Public Library to conduct the Brain Health Initiative project. The award resulted in the library’s first health literacy focused program, designed to facilitate the process of healthy aging by delivering information and techniques to improve brain health.
As libraries around the world have closed their physical doors to stop community spread of COVID-19, they have responded to the challenges of moving in-person programming to the digital space in novel and creative ways.
This year’s NNLM PSR Subwardees faced numerous obstacles on top of the regular unexpected twists and turns of special library projects. In a short amount of time, they adapted to their new realities and built lasting, accessible, impactful web-based resources.
Julie Botnick, NNLM PSR Education & Outreach Librarian, provides highlights of a multi-day road trip in February, 2020, around beautiful southern Arizona, to conduct classes for public health departments across the region.