We Help People And Families Affected By Autism
Delaware is a small state, but we are not immune to the global challenges of autism.
This page has resources to help you stay up to date with Autism Delaware.
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Talk to other family members, get support, advice, and stay in contact with others affected by autism throughout the state.
Autism Delaware’s staff, volunteers, friends, and community members share ideas and have lots of fun on a variety of social media. We currently have communities on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. We’d love to have you along!
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The Sun Newsletter
We’d love to send you a copy of our newsletter. Each quarterly issue of “The Sun” covers a topic that is relevant to people affected by autism and their families. Also included are highlights of Autism Delaware’s recent efforts.
PDF Downloads of “The Sun” (by Topic)
Drivers with ASD like to have every detail in place in accordance with their personal preferences. They want to change things precisely like the climate control and the radio. These changes allow for comfort and, therefore, enjoyment while driving. However, one thing...read more
The homework load gets more difficult in the upper grades, so making sure that grade schoolers have a solid foundation in how to do their homework is essential. With the following tips, parents can help their children set goals and complete their homework confidently...read more
Parents of children with autism do such an incredible job of holding their children’s hands through tough therapy sessions, emotional outbursts, and visits to medical specialists that parents sometimes forget to let go. To remind me to give my son the space he needs...read more
When our babies are first put into our arms, we feel a deep responsibility for their safety and for meeting their every need to thrive. As they grow, we get excited with each milestone: They are picking up cereal—and they are getting it in their mouths! They are...read more
As a parent of a 20-year-old son on the autism spectrum, I have plenty of personal experience with meltdowns. And I’ve learned that meltdowns are as difficult for the child as they are for the family. When our children lose control, they are no longer themselves. Our...read more
Trust me when I say that I have had plenty of meltdowns. What stands out most is the excruciating and overwhelming physical and emotional pain that occurs every time. The meltdown experience is like the stages of a volcanic eruption: It begins with pressure beneath...read more
When I started thinking about how I was going to get around on my own in my life, I considered this interesting fact: Not driving inhibits the ability to go from place to place. People who don’t drive miss developmental, educational, and recreational activities...read more
Shakespeare and Showering: Skills for High School Tom Hays, PhD, educational director of a private high school, said parents are surprised when he says that adaptive skills are more important than some basic high school information, such as Shakespeare or the Krebs...read more
Two pieces of advice have been essential in my son Jacob’s progress to become as independent as possible. The first came from Steven E. Lindauer, PhD, the director of the Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute: “Expect the same...read more
Check regularly for updates! UCPDE/Camp Manito Winter Holiday Respite Program Activities include cooking, arts & crafts, games, and music! December 24, 26, 27, 28, & 31 For ages 3-21 with a disability, and 5-13 without a disability Cost: $200 for all 5 days or...read more
Autism Delaware in the News
We’re the talk of the town! Click below to hear some of our latest interviews:
Family Support Manager Annalisa Ekbladh on WJBR
WDEL’s Andrew Sgroi on the Walk for Autism
WDEL’s “Big Don” Voltz on the Drive for Autism weekend at Dover Int’l. Speedway
Policy Director Alex Eldreth and Development Director David Woods on WDDE
Board President Pete Bradley on POW&R and Dover Downs
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