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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.

Early Literacy Stations

Early Literacy Station at El Sobrante

Early Literacy Stations are located at the following community libraries:

  • Antioch -  2 stations (includes bilingual Spanish edition)
  • Clayton - 1 station
  • Concord - 1 station
  • Danville -  2 stations
  • Dougherty Station - 1 station
  • El Sobrante - 1 station
  • Hercules - 1 station
  • Lafayette - 1 station
  • Moraga -  2 stations
  • Pinole - 1 station
  • Pittsburg - 1 station (includes bilingual Spanish edition)
  • Pleasant Hill - 1 station
  • Prewett -  1 station (includes bilingual Spanish edition)
  • San Pablo - 1 station
  • San Ramon - 1 station
  • Walnut Creek - 1 station   
  • Ygnacio Valley - 1 station

Each station has educational programs installed that help students 2-10 years old; preschool, kindergarten, and elementary levels to work on targeted skills such as reading, writing, math, or keyboarding. The stations come with a colorful keyboard and child-sized mouse and are not connected to the Internet.

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 on Autism and Learning Differences

Covers such subjects as finding babysitters, planning a financial future, working with school districts, and keeping the family together.

Also available as an eBook