Celebrate Neuro Pride in August
Published on 27th July 2022
Dublin City Libraries are proud to support Neuro Pride Ireland. So what is that? NPI is a volunteer-led grassroots organisation founded in 2021. It is led by Neurodivergent adults living in Ireland.
The vision of Neuro Pride Ireland is a country and a world in which every person is respected, every person’s needs are met and strengths are fostered, regardless of their neurology. For more useful information see their blog on Life Hacks here.
Neurodiversity 101: Everything you ever wanted to know about Neurodiversity, but were afraid to ask.
Neuro Pride Ireland Recommended Reads
Thanks to Neuro Pride Ireland who shared their recommended reads with us. All books on their list have been selected by Neurodivergent adults, parents and educators. These books are a mix of fiction and non-fiction and we have more new books on order too so watch this space.
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Dublin City Libraries Sensory Resources
Please feel free to ask your friendly librarian for more information on books or browse our catalogue here. Dublin City Libraries are delighted to present a new range of sensory and assistive resources available for use in branch libraries citywide.
This resource collection has been developed to offer support to children and adults with additional sensory needs, making libraries more accessible and welcoming for them.
Engaging children with autism in sensory activities is beneficial in several ways, as it can help with: stimulating the brain, creating neural pathways, and improving sensory processing systems. It also improves social skills such as communication and co-operation.
The Cubbie Sensory Hub is a new service offered at Cabra Library, Coolock Library, Walkinstown Library. Aimed at people with sensory processing disorders, the Cubbie offers a sensory management system for both children and adults. Programmes last 5, 10 or 15 minutes and consist of colours, images and music.
Have you tried out the fabulous Tovertafel (Magic Table) in Walkinstown Library yet?
Now is your chance to do so. The Tovertafel is available to book at the Central Library and Walkinstown Library. The Tovertafel is a fun, interactive ‘magic table’ ideal for elderly people living with dementia, autism, learning disabilities and their carers, family and friends. Interactive light Tovertafel games are projected on to the table and sensors respond to the movements and gestures of the players.
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is an online computer course. In addition to developing typing skills, TTRS is designed to benefit students of all ages who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties, learners with Dyspraxia and learners with Dysgraphia.
More learning blogs to browse!
Libby Digital Magazines and Comics
BorrowBox eBooks and eAudiobooks
You can change the font and background on BorrowBox to make reading more enjoyable for dyslexic users. Check out this 2 minute video from Louise in Coolock library to see how https://fb.watch/epbx0m7c7m/
Adjustable Player Speeds – Everyone listens differently, and with the playback-speed options you can enjoy eAudiobooks at your own pace.
If you don’t have a library card at the moment, if you need to renew your library membership, or if you’re not sure of your PIN, don’t hesitate to contact your local library and they will help you; please see here for more information on library membership.
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