Central Rappahannock Regional Library is pleased to offer an early literacy class specially developed for children and youth of all ages who have autism or other developmental challenges. Presented at a preschool level of development, Sensory Time has the same early literacy elements as all the classes in our Grow a Reader initiative: stories, songs, and activities that allow children to develop the skills and practices they need to become ready to read.
While children with autism and other special needs have been and always will be welcome at our traditional Grow a Reader storytime classes, CRRL recognizes that some children, teens, and their families would prefer a class presented in a quieter environment, with lights lowered, distractions minimized, and a smaller class size. Specially trained staff incorporate teaching strategies such as repetition, utilizing a visual schedule, and presenting books and stories in an adaptive way to better meet the learning styles of children with special needs.
Sign up for Sensory Time classes here on our online events calendar.
An adult must attend with children. When registering, please only register the child participating - do not include adults or non-participating children in registration. Once the limit of 15 participants is reached, you will be prompted to register for the wait list.