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  1. Legislature Passes Bill Establishing Network fo...

    July 11, 2016- "Legislature Passes Bill Establishing Network for Excellence in Autism"- The Delaware Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 93, which establishes the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism at the Center for Disability Studies.  The network will function to make more resources available to schools, allow for more children to be appropriately educated in their home districts, create a more efficient statewide system of services, and address the issues raised in the “Blueprint for Collective Action” report. These include early identifications, diagnosis and educational classification, pre-professional training, transitions to adult life, family support, and more. The bill currently awaits the signature of Gov. Jack Markell.

    • Jul 13 2016 10:02 AM
    • by brian
  2. Basketball Team, Autistic Teen Learn from Each...

    March 2, 2016- "Basketball Team, Autistic Teen Learn from Each Other"- When faced with the transition, Creston Campbell, Mount Pleasant High Schooler with autism, didn’t want to go to high school because he felt it was too big, too scary, and he would not have any friends. However, over that summer the Green Knights basketball team welcomed Creston as their friend and manager. Readers of this article will learn how Creston’s fears of high school melted away when he was embraced by the squad and they can witness it for themselves as the article is accompanied with about a dozen pictures.

    • Mar 03 2016 01:57 PM
    • by brian
  3. Del. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Autism

    May 12, 2015- "Del. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Autism"- Two bills introduced in the Delaware Senate are designed to expand services for the growing number of individuals diagnosed with autism. SB 92 covers the expansion of services, while SB 93 would create a network of autism spectrum specialists.  They would work to train and support those who work with children with autism, including families and teachers. According to the article, the bills currently have bipartisan support.

    • May 14 2015 09:45 AM
    • by brian
  4. Student Draws from Experiences with Bullies and...

    March 20, 2015- "Student Draws from Experiences with Bullies and Living with Autism to Create Memorable Art"- Thomas Ledbetter, a junior at Newark High School, is receiving nationwide attention for a poster he designed, inspired by his own experiences with being bullied. Diagnosed with autism when he was 2, Thomas has had to deal with the threats of bullies his entire school career. The anti-bullying poster was picked up by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. A news clip interviews Thomas and allows viewers to get a glimpse of his work.

    • Mar 23 2015 12:47 PM
    • by brian
  5. Applications now Available for Autism Delaware...

    December 14, 2014- "Applications now Available for Autism Delaware Grants"- Autism Delaware’s 2015 grant application is now available to autism-related organizations. To receive the grant, applicants must explain how the grant funds, as much as $2,000, can be used to improve Delaware’s autism community. To be considered, applications must be completed and received by February 15.  

    • Dec 16 2014 11:28 AM
    • by brian
  6. Autism Adult Vocational Services Recognized as...

    December 3, 2013- "Autism Adult Vocational Services Recognized as One of 10 Effective Programs Nationwide"- The Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Project recognized Autism Delaware’s adult vocational services as one of 10 effective programs nationwide. Autism Delaware’s program, called Productive Opportunities for Work and Recreation, known as POW&R, include community-based vocational services and competitive, supported, and self-employment plus social, volunteer, internship, and recreational opportunities for adults with ASD.

    • Dec 05 2013 11:11 AM
    • by brian
  7. UD Released Strategic Plan for Autism

    October 3, 2013- "UD Released Strategic Plan for Autism"- The University of Delaware Center for Disability Service recently released a plan to synchronize support for autism patients and improve services after spending nearly two years assessing the effect of ASD statewide. To develop data for the Blueprint for Collective Action researchers worked closely with focus groups in each county, sent out surveys, and hosted a summit for stakeholders as well as informal meetings. The blueprint found that identification, diagnosis and evaluation, training and technical assistance, pre-professional training, increased self-determination, self-advocacy and social network development, and increased support for a successful transition into adult life were the areas identified as being in need of improvement.

    • Oct 04 2013 10:25 AM
    • by brian
  8. Dover Man's Comic Book Embraces Autism, Emo...

    September 13, 2013- "Dover Man's Comic Book Embraces Autism, Emotion"- Dave Kot is the mastermind behind futuristic comic book hero Michael, who has autism. The comic books are designed to entertain and teach individuals with autism about different real-life scenarios. Each issue will cover a certain emotion. For example, the sad issue will have Michael dealing with grief and rejection, while the anger issue will tackle bullying and peer pressure.

    • Sep 13 2013 02:14 PM
    • by brian
  9. Delaware Organization Matches People with Autis...

    August 28, 2013- "Delaware Organization Matches People with Autism and Tech Jobs"- A program known as “Specialisterne” comes from Denmark and helps individuals with autism to find tech jobs. The goal is to hone the skills of individuals on the autism spectrum in the tech and data industry. Individuals with autism fit in with tech jobs because they have excellent attention to detail, have a structured mind, and many excel at completing repetitive tasks.

    • Aug 29 2013 09:34 AM
    • by brian
  10. Dover Renews with Autism Speaks, FedEx

    April 4, 2013- "Dover Renews with Autism Speaks, FedEx"- Autism Speaks, FedEx, and Dover International Speedway are teaming up for the third straight year for the "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Spring Cup series race. Individuals on the autism spectrum are invited to attend the events as special accommodations, such as a sensory friendly viewing area, will be available through a special ticket purchase. Drivers will also help spread awareness by placing puzzle piece decals on their cars throughout the weekend.

    • Apr 05 2013 08:24 AM
    • by brian
  11. Autism Delaware Programs Benefit from Statewide...

    March 15, 2013- "Autism Delaware Programs Benefit from Statewide Fundraiser"- This article discusses the great achievements of the organization known as Autism Delaware, most notably being the organization being recognized as an Effective Program by the National Advisory Panel of the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Model Project for Individuals with ASDs. The organization hopes to raise at least $200,000 in its upcoming “Walk for Autism” on April 27.

    • Mar 18 2013 11:01 AM
    • by brian
  12. Engineering and Autism: Chemical Engineer Inves...

    March 5, 2013- "Engineering and Autism: Chemical Engineer Investigates Autism Spectrum Disorders"- University of Delaware's Prasad Dhurjati has recently been investigating autism and has applied his engineering background to attempting to find a cause of ASD. The chemical engineer has begun to think of the human digestive system as a "gut reactor". He explains that the disorder may be a result of damage to a hierarchical connection in the complex ecosystem that is the human body.  He believes a multifaceted approach and combination treatment to address all factors at once may produce better results and minimize the inter-related effects of different body functions.

    • Mar 18 2013 08:58 AM
    • by brian
  13. Teams Needed to Support Statewide Walk for Auti...

    February 22, 2013- "Teams Needed to Support Statewide Walk for Autism April 20 and 27"- Organizers for the statewide Walk for Autism are calling for community support in the Delaware. The promoters of the event are encouraging teams to sign up to help them to reach their goal of raising $200,000 for the event.  

    • Apr 15 2013 09:56 AM
    • by brian