We Help People And Families Affected By Autism

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04/11/19 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sarah Young
Phone: 302-224-6020
Legislative Hall
Address: 411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE 19901, USA

Calling on autism advocates to join us for a day in Dover!

This is your opportunity to share personal stories of life with a loved one on the autism spectrum as well as to advocate for legislation that benefits individuals on the spectrum and their families. The advocates will hand-deliver cookies to legislators, experience a presentation of an autism proclamation in the House and Senate, and enjoy a meet and greet with Governor John Carney.

Autism Delaware’s Policy and Program Coordinator, Sarah Young, will work with you to schedule a meeting with your legislator and ensure you are prepared for your meeting with advocacy tips and talking points.

Please contact Sarah Young with questions. (302) 224-6020 x 204 or sarah.young@delautism.org

Upcoming events

  • 07/24/19 9:00 am - 07/24/19 10:30 am

    Join us along with other parents, caregivers, and grandparents for open topic discussion on any issue or lifestage.  Coffee Provided.

  • 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 

     

  • 09/06/19 9:00 am - 09/06/19 10:30 am

    Join us along with other parents, caregivers, and grandparents for open topic discussion on any issue or lifestage.  Coffee Provided.

  • 09/21/19 4:30 pm - 09/21/19 6:30 pm

    Sensory Friendly Roller Skating

    No Entry fee, $4 skate rental

    RSVP Appreciated

  • 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.

  • 10/10/19 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!

  • 10/21/19 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.

  • 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.

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

    More information coming soon!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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New Castle County

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

924 Old Harmony Road,
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Newark, DE 19713

Sussex County

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

17517 Nassau Commons Blvd.
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Lewes, DE 19958

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

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