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Accessibility: Learning Differences

Contra Costa County Library provides access for people through technology solutions, free services, resource information, programs, and more.

Adult Literacy


pictogramThe Antioch, San Ramon, and Lafayette community libraries are using pictograms to help library users, including those with learning differences, those for whom English is not their native language, and those who are adult learners, navigate the Dewey Decimal System.

The pictograms are excellent examples of universal access. Read more about pictograms here.

Books on Dyslexia

Resources for Autism and other Behavior, Learning, and Disability Issues

  • Autism NOW - Resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Fact Sheets - Autism NOW Center's fact sheets on topics such as Employment, Future Planning, Inclusion, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Relationships and Sexuality, Self-Advocacy, and Social Security.
    Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin
  • The Arc - Largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Encompasses all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X, and various other developmental disabilities.

Books about Autism