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Join us for an inspirational weekend filled with new perspectives and ideas. Learn from local and national presenters alongside parents and school professionals of children who are Deaf-Blind, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired, and who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Choose from a variety of breakout sessions and visit vendors and exhibitors for information and resources. Outside the Box provides families and educational staff a unique opportunity to learn together. National and local presenters with experiences in a variety of content areas give the participants the knowledge and skills needed to help their child in the areas of behavior, communication, vision, assistive technology as well as other topics.

Saturday, October 6
9:00 AM – Registration & Family Networking
9:30 AM – 5:15 PM: Keynote & Sessions for Professionals and Families
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Dinner/Dance

Saturday Keynote Speaker:
Sarah Celestin: Director of Special Education, Red Clay School District:  Sarah joined Red Clay School District in 2015 as the Director of Special Education. Prior to that, she worked with the Delaware Department of Education as an Education Associate in Exceptional Children Resources where she managed the State Personnel Development Grant and related technical assistance projects to support educators serving students with disabilities. Sarah has also worked as a Project Director at the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies and as a special educator at Newark Charter School and Colonial School District.
Sarah received her doctorate, master and bachelor degrees from the University of Delaware, and she currently teaches at the University part-time in the School of Education. Additionally, Sarah has had the opportunity to speak nationally about special education issues through TASH and the Council of Exceptional Children conferences.

Session Topics:Behavior, Communication, Deaf, Hard of Hearing/Mainstream Success, Blind and Visually Impaired, Autism, Positive Advocacy, Assistive Technology, IEP

Childcare: Stipends for childcare are available for families of children with Autism through funding from Autism Delaware. A separate application is required for childcare stipends. Visit https://www.delautism.org/scholarships/ for a childcare stipend application.
Meals & Hotel Accommodations
Family attendees and children will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Attendees are responsible for hotel accommodations***. Please contact the hotel directly at 866-238-4218. A block of rooms has been reserved. Ask for Outside the Box rate.
***Families of children with autism may contact Autism Delaware to apply for a conference stipend. Conference grants are limited in number and have additional requirements. Follow this link for more information or visit www.autismdelaware.org/scholarships.
For general conference questions or information please contact Karen Robinson at 302-454-2305 or karen.robinson@christina.k12.de.us

Upcoming events

  • 02/25/19 6:30 pm - 02/25/19 7:30 pm

    Support group for grandparents who are occasional caregivers.
    Join other grandparents to talk, share stories and support one another.
    Beverages provided

    RSVP appreciated to Heidi Mizell, heidi.mizell@delautism.org or 302-224-6020

     

  • 02/27/19 5:30 pm - 02/27/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 03/04/19 6:00 pm - 03/04/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    March 4 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    March 18: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    April 8:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    April 22: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    May 6: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 03/06/19 5:30 pm - 03/06/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 03/11/19 6:30 pm - 03/11/19 8:30 pm

    Sensory Friendly Roller Skating

    No entry fee, $4 skate rental

    RSVP Appreciated

  • 03/13/19 5:30 pm - 03/13/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 03/18/19 6:00 pm - 03/18/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    March 4 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    March 18: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    April 8:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    April 22: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    May 6: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 03/20/19 5:30 pm - 03/20/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 03/27/19 5:30 pm - 03/27/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 03/31/19 3:00 pm - 03/31/19 5:00 pm

    Sensory Friendly Shows at The Grand

    Bubble rainbows with people inside. Audience members making volcano bubbles! Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles? See the newest, funniest, zany spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records-holding, master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer, as he takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair. Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family! 

    The Grand now offers Sensory Friendly Family Programming for children and adults! Tickets are $15 each, or save $3 when you buy three shows. They offer smaller crowds, relaxed attitude to noise and moving around during the show, noise cancelling headphones are available, tablets and other electronic devices are permitted with the use of headphones, sound is lower with no sudden, loud sounds, quite space and a downloadable social story is available.

    For tickets: https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/productions/6038-jeff-boyers-big-bubble-bonanza

    For more information, contact:

    Pam Manocchio
    Director of Community Engagement, The Grand
    302-658-7897 x 3300
    pmanocchio@grandopera.org

     

  • 04/03/19 5:30 pm - 04/03/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 04/08/19 6:00 pm - 04/08/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    March 4 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    March 18: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    April 8:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    April 22: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    May 6: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 04/10/19 5:30 pm - 04/10/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 04/15/19 6:30 pm - 04/15/19 7:30 pm

    Support group for grandparents who are occasional caregivers.
    Join other grandparents to talk, share stories and support one another.
    Beverages provided

    RSVP appreciated to Heidi Mizell, heidi.mizell@delautism.org or 302-224-6020

     

  • 04/17/19 5:30 pm - 04/17/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 04/22/19 6:00 pm - 04/22/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism.

    Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    March 4 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    March 18: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    April 8:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    April 22: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    May 6: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 04/24/19 5:30 pm - 04/24/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 05/01/19 5:30 pm - 05/01/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 05/06/19 6:00 pm - 05/06/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    March 4 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    March 18: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    April 8:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    April 22: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    May 6: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 05/08/19 5:30 pm - 05/08/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 05/15/19 12:00 pm - 05/15/19 1:30 pm

    Autism 101: Understanding the Autism Spectrum (for Professionals)

    Dover Public Library and Zoom

    Presenter: Annalisa Ekbladh, Director, Policy & Family Services, Autism Delaware

    This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop explores four core areas affected by ASD: communication, social interaction, sensory issues, and behavior. Basic strategies for interacting with and supporting individuals with ASD will be discussed.

    Objectives:
    To build understanding of ASD
    To explore some of the reasons an individual with ASD may react differently
    To develop a broader understanding of why and how information may need to be presented in a more structured way
    To review some basic strategies that can be implemented
    To understand resources available in the community

    Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/922941257

    Registration Required: https://autism-101-may.eventbrite.com

     

  • 05/15/19 5:30 pm - 05/15/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 05/19/19 3:00 pm - 05/19/19 5:00 pm

    Sensory Friendly Shows at The Grand

    Treat the entire family to this new hip-hop musical based on the Magic Tree House adventure Stage Fright on a Summer Night by The New York Times bestselling author Mary Pope Osborne. The show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There, the daring sibling duo meets William Shakespeare himself – one of the greatest writers of all time! Produced by NJPAC in association with George Street Playhouse. 

    The Grand now offers Sensory Friendly Family Programming for children and adults! Tickets are $15 each, or save $3 when you buy three shows. They offer smaller crowds, relaxed attitude to noise and moving around during the show, noise cancelling headphones are available, tablets and other electronic devices are permitted with the use of headphones, sound is lower with no sudden, loud sounds, quite space and a downloadable social story is available.

    For tickets: https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/productions/5857-magic-tree-house

    For more information, contact:

    Pam Manocchio
    Director of Community Engagement, The Grand
    302-658-7897 x 3300
    pmanocchio@grandopera.org

     

  • 05/22/19 5:30 pm - 05/22/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 05/29/19 5:30 pm - 05/29/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 06/05/19 5:30 pm - 06/05/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 06/08/19 5:00 pm - 06/08/19 7:00 pm

    Sensory Friendly Roller Skating

    No entrance fee, $4 skate rental

    RSVP appreciated

  • 06/12/19 5:30 pm - 06/12/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 06/17/19 6:30 pm - 06/17/19 7:30 pm

    Support group for grandparents who are occasional caregivers.
    Join other grandparents to talk, share stories and support one another.
    Beverages provided

    RSVP appreciated to Heidi Mizell, heidi.mizell@delautism.org or 302-224-6020

     

  • 06/19/19 5:30 pm - 06/19/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 06/26/19 5:30 pm - 06/26/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 07/03/19 5:30 pm - 07/03/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 07/10/19 5:30 pm - 07/10/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 07/13/19 All day

    Save the date for a fun family event with the the Wilmington Blue Rocks!

    Autism Delaware has reserved the private Pro Zone picnic deck with a full picnic buffet. Come enjoy a relaxing summer evening with the family and Autism Delaware!

    Game time will be released in 2019 and registration information coming soon!

  • 07/17/19 5:30 pm - 07/17/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 07/24/19 5:30 pm - 07/24/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 07/31/19 5:30 pm - 07/31/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 08/05/19 12:00 pm - 08/05/19 1:30 pm

    Autism 101: Understanding the Autism Spectrum (for Professionals)

    Autism Delaware Lewes Office and Zoom

    Presenter: Dafne Carnright, Family Services Coordinator, Autism Delaware

    This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop explores four core areas affected by ASD: communication, social interaction, sensory issues, and behavior. Basic strategies for interacting with and supporting individuals with ASD will be discussed.

    Objectives:
    To build understanding of ASD
    To explore some of the reasons an individual with ASD may react differently
    To develop a broader understanding of why and how information may need to be presented in a more structured way
    To review some basic strategies that can be implemented
    To understand resources available in the community

    Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/922941257

    Registration Required: https://autism-101-august.eventbrite.com 

     

  • 08/07/19 5:30 pm - 08/07/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 08/14/19 5:30 pm - 08/14/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 08/21/19 5:30 pm - 08/21/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 08/28/19 5:30 pm - 08/28/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 09/04/19 5:30 pm - 09/04/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 09/07/19 5:00 pm - 09/07/19 7:00 pm

    Sensory Friendly Roller Skating

    No Entry fee, $4 skate rental

    RSVP Appreciated

  • 09/11/19 5:30 pm - 09/11/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 09/18/19 5:30 pm - 09/18/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 09/25/19 5:30 pm - 09/25/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 10/02/19 5:30 pm - 10/02/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 10/07/19 6:00 pm - 10/07/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    October 7 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    October 21: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    November 4:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    November 18: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    December 9: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 10/09/19 5:30 pm - 10/09/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 10/10/19 12:00 pm - 10/10/19 1:30 pm

    Autism 101: Understanding the Autism Spectrum (for Professionals)

    Autism Delaware Newark Office and Zoom

    Presenter:  Ivanka Carbajal, Family Navigator, Autism Delaware

    This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop explores four core areas affected by ASD: communication, social interaction, sensory issues, and behavior. Basic strategies for interacting with and supporting individuals with ASD will be discussed.

    Objectives:
    To build understanding of ASD
    To explore some of the reasons an individual with ASD may react differently
    To develop a broader understanding of why and how information may need to be presented in a more structured way
    To review some basic strategies that can be implemented
    To understand resources available in the community

    Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/922941257

    Registration Required: https://autism-101-october.eventbrite.com

     

  • 10/14/19 6:00 pm - 10/14/19 8:00 pm

    Autism Delaware Newark and Lewes office locations!

    More information coming soon!

  • 10/16/19 5:30 pm - 10/16/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 10/21/19 6:00 pm - 10/21/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    October 7 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    October 21: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    November 4:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    November 18: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    December 9: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 10/21/19 6:30 pm - 10/21/19 7:30 pm

    Support group for grandparents who are occasional caregivers.
    Join other grandparents to talk, share stories and support one another.
    Beverages provided

    RSVP appreciated to Heidi Mizell, heidi.mizell@delautism.org or 302-224-6020

     

  • 10/23/19 5:30 pm - 10/23/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 10/30/19 5:30 pm - 10/30/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 11/04/19 6:00 pm - 11/04/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    October 7 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    October 21: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    November 4:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    November 18: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    December 9: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 11/06/19 5:30 pm - 11/06/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 11/11/19 6:30 pm - 11/11/19 8:00 pm

    More information coming soon!

  • 11/13/19 5:30 pm - 11/13/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 11/18/19 6:00 pm - 11/18/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    October 7 : Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    October 21: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    November 4:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    November 18: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    December 9: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per series.

  • 11/20/19 5:30 pm - 11/20/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 12/04/19 5:30 pm - 12/04/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 12/09/19 6:00 pm - 12/09/19 8:00 pm

    Parent to Parent is a unique training series where parent coaches bring their experiences and education to support families who are raising a child with autism. Families will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn how to create a supportive environment for their child to be successful.

    Week 1: Understanding ASD

    Parents will gain an understanding of 3 core areas affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and how it impacts our child’s abilities in communication, self-regulation and learning.

    Week 2: Communication

    Communication challenges impact individuals with ASD.  We will discuss the various forms of communication (verbal and nonverbal) and how best to support our children as their ability to communicate develops.

    Week 3:  Visual Supports

    Individuals with ASD are visual learners.  Visual supports promote communication and independence.  Families will learn how to implement these tools at home and in the community. The group will have an opportunity to “make and take” a schedule with them to begin using at home.

    Week 4: Visual Supports in Practice

    As we continue to learn and experience the importance of visual supports, families will be taught how to teach “wait”, “help” and how to ask for a break, using visual supports.  We will also learn about Carol Gray’s strategy of using social stories to explain a given situation and what our child can do.  Lastly, we will learn about how to use a countdown timer to structure the passing of time to promote successful transitions.

    week 5: Positive Advocacy

    Having a child with special needs often means we need to learn a whole new language.  We will discuss how to form a positive team of professionals around you and your child and how to be an effective communicator.  Families will learn about special education law, IDEA, what an IEP and 504 plans are, and how they benefit our children.

    $25 per person, per 5-week series.

  • 12/11/19 5:30 pm - 12/11/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

  • 12/16/19 6:30 pm - 12/16/19 7:30 pm

    Support group for grandparents who are occasional caregivers.
    Join other grandparents to talk, share stories and support one another.
    Beverages provided

    RSVP appreciated to Heidi Mizell, heidi.mizell@delautism.org or 302-224-6020

     

  • 12/18/19 5:30 pm - 12/18/19 7:00 pm

    New Ca stle County Bowling Nights
    Every Wednesday of the month (except for holidays)
    Cost: $4.60 total for shoes and game
    This weekly bowling event is open to friends and family. All ages welcome. Contact Karen.Tuohy@redclay.k12.de.us for more information.

    *If schools are closed due to weather or road conditions, we will not be bowling that evening.

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New Castle County

Phone: 302-224-6020
Fax: 302-224-6017

924 Old Harmony Road,
Suite 201
Newark, DE 19713

Sussex County

Phone: 302-644-3410
Fax: 302-827-2389

17517 Nassau Commons Blvd.
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Lewes, DE 19958

Kent County 

Phone: 302-644-3410
Fax: 302-827-2389

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