News & Events



The library is excited to announce the creation of the Stanwood-Camano Neurodiversity Education Network!  This is a monthly meeting at the Community Resource Center of Stanwood-Camano.   The SCNEN will host guest presentations and informal  meetings with Q&A sessions to help bring a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced by developmentally, intellectually and psychiatrically disabled people, their families, schools and community.


When: The first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Where: The Resource Center of Stanwood Camano   

9612 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA


For more information contact the library (Lei Wiley-Mydske) by text at 425-791-0869 or e-mail at


Our first meeting:  February 5, 2019

“What is Neurodiversity?”  Neurodiversity and disability are natural parts of human diversity and the human experience. Learn more about what that means and why it matters in this informative presentation followed by a question & answer session.

Presented by Lei Wiley-Mydske, Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library, Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Facebook Event Page


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We are so excited to be speaking at Autistics Present this year on the topic of  neurodiversity libraries with our friends at Unbound Books Autism Acceptance Library.  We will talk about why we started, how we bring autistic culture to our communities and how you can start a similar resource in your own community!   Join us on Saturday, October 21 at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA.  This is a one of a kind conference featuring ALL autistic speakers.  Opening keynote  by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu and closing keynote by Lydia X.Z. Brown.  You can register for the conference here:

Register For Autistics Present



We are having our annual Autism Acceptance Month Event in collaboration with Autism Women’s Network on April 29, 2017!  Come to the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center for a free screening of the film “Citizen Autistic” with refreshments, coffee & tons of resources from the real experts on autism, autistic people!  The event is at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. We will start the film around 2:15.


image: poster for the library/AWN film event.  Text reads: Autism Women’s Network and Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Library present: Citizen Autistic an autism acceptance month event.

April 29, 2017

2-4 pm

Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center

9612 271st St NW

Stanwood, WA

for more information contact Lei Wiley-Mydske 425-791-0869

No flash photography

Fragrance free event

on the left is the cover of the film “Citizen Autistic”, a person in winter clothes and hat with noise cancelling headphones holds up a sign that says “I’m not a puzzle, I’m a person”


Have you registered for the Autistics Present: A Symposium on Autistic Culture, Identity, and Transitions(High School, College & Career) event in Bellevue on October 22?  Opening keynote by Ari Ne’eman & closing keynote by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, in addition to a lineup of all autistic presenters!

Check out this schedule of speakers and presenters here!:

Autistics Present Schedule & Speakers

Registration is still open and you can register online here:

Then, check out the Facebook event page here:

Autistics Present Symposium Event Page

We are so excited about this event!




The library is proud to offer #IllGoWithYou buttons on our lending days and by appointment.

What is #IllGoWithYou?

“#IllGoWithYou allies go into bathrooms and other spaces with transgender people who may be afraid or concerned about their safety. An #IllGoWithYou ally offers support, buffering, and nonviolent assistance when asked.”

-from the website

If you’d like to support the cause and order buttons for yourself, you can do so here.    Please stop by the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center on the first or third Wednesday of the month (our normal lending days) to pick up your button or contact us via e-mail ( or text (425-791-0869)



We are so excited about our Autism Acceptance Month Event in collaboration with Autism Women’s Network!

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Image:  Green framed poster on white background.  Text reads:

Autism Women’s Network
Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with a screening of the award winning film

Spectrum: A Story of the Mind

Followed by a live webcast of a panel discussion featuring Nick Walker and filmmaker Jill Jones

April 23, 2016

3:30 pm

Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center

9612 271st St NW
Stanwood, WA

for more information contact:

Lei Wiley-Mydske


Center of image is artwork from the film a black silhouette of a person’s face with rainbow colored imagery swirling and floating behind them and a being projected through the eye in straight/diagonal lines.


From Autism Women’s Network, who we have partnered with for our Autism Acceptance Month Event!  Please support their spring fundraiser!  AWN will help to bring an amazing & accessible Autism Acceptance Month Event to our communities of Stanwood & Camano Island, WA :

“Spring is in the air and April’s around the corner. AWN has big things planned for Autism Acceptance Month and we’d love to have your help!

We are planning a screening and webcast of the film SPECTRUM followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and Autistic documentary participants.

We’re super excited to be running a “Spring Training” fundraiser over the next four (4) days to offset the $2400, which will cover captioning and transcription of the live panel discussion, ASL interpreters for our live events, the Computer Aided Real Time (CART), and the webinar platform for the broadcast.

We’re accepting donations on our website and we’d appreciate you sharing this on your social media pages, as well as look for and share our upcoming social media posts about the Spring Training fundraiser.”


Lime green background with large purple and orange flowers and the word “Spring Training Fundraiser” in magenta, with the AWN logo in the lower bottom half (being a lowercase letter ‘a’ in magenta with a dragonfly on the upper left side whose body is a gray spoon and has light aqua blue wings, with the words, “autism women’s network” written underneath).



April is just around the corner and we are once again partnering with Autism Women’s Network for an Autism Acceptance Month Event at Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center on April 23! We will feature a screening of the award winning film Spectrum: A Story of the Mind & much more! Stay tuned to the website for more information and don’t forget to save the date!


Image: Script reads: Save the Date. A black outline of a calendar page for the date April 23 is off centered in the middle of the image. The logo for Autism Women’s Network (a lower case pink letter “a” with a spoon/dragonfly) is on the lower left. The logo for the Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library (Tattoo style drawing. Pink brain with blue background on the right, and yellow light at the lower left side. Below the yellow light/glow and next to the brain is a tattoo style red rose. A tan colored banner wraps around the bottom with the word “Neurodiversity” in cursive. Below the banner is a spider web.) is on the lower right.



We will be at the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center on March 2 & March 16 from 11-3.


The library is once again collaborating with Autism Women’s Network for an Autism Acceptance Month film event!  Mark your calendars for April 23 at the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center in Stanwood, WA.  More details to come soon!