Autism DIPS @ UNC is a community-centered initiative to increase understanding and strengthen local information services and resources in support of individuals on the autism disorder spectrum (ASD) and their families. Led by Dr. Amelia Gibson from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, DIPS is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and partners with the Autism Society of North Carolina, Durham County Library and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library to improve services for people in the state of North Carolina and around the United States.


We are currently recruiting tweens, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum, and their parents or other family members for interviews about their information needs and use, and technology needs and use.

We are also recruiting librarians and library staff for interviews about their services for autistic people

If either of these describes you, you living in North Carolina, and are interested in participating, please email us at


Click  to find out more about The Research, Methods and Project Goals