We Help People And Families Affected By Autism

Coffee and Conversation

The purpose of our parent coffee hours and support groups is to offer caregivers the opportunity to get together in a safe, comfortable atmosphere to talk about issues of concern, vent frustrations & learn about important topics.

Purpose of Our Programs

The purpose of our parent coffee hours and support groups is to offer caregivers the opportunity to get together in a safe, comfortable atmosphere to talk about issues of concern, vent frustrations & learn about important topics.

Parent Coffee Hours

Join Autism Delaware staff along with other parents and caregivers for informal support! Network & share ideas about life with ASD, diagnosis, school, finding help, transition – any issue or lifestage! Beverages are provided. Coffee Hours are in various locations across Delaware. Visit our events calendar for a location near you.

Grandparent Support Groups

Support group for grandparents who are occasional caregivers. Join other grandparents to talk, share stories and support one another. Grandparent Support Groups are held in Northern and southern Delaware locations. Beverages provided. . Visit our events calendar for a location near you.

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Application Process

Applications for camp in 2019 are now available. If you’d like to talk about camp in 2019, please contact Sarah Young at 302-224-6020 x 204 or email sarah.young@delautism.org.

Purpose of the Camp

The Autism Delaware Summer Beach Camp is designed to provide a traditional summer day camp experience with necessary supports from staff who understand the special needs of youth with ASD. The Camp is held at Children’s Beach House in Lewes Delaware for 4 days in August. Our goal is to help each child have a fun and successful summer camp experience building new peer relationships, exploring new activities, and making gains in independence. Camp also provides the opportunity for respite for families!

The camp program is highly structured and filled with new adventures within a repeating schedule. Activities include kayaking, sailing, swimming at the beach, low ropes course, arts and crafts, swimming in the pool, and more! Throughout each activity, emphasis is put on communication, social skills, and building self-esteem. We use a “Challenge by Choice” approach throughout camp activities, meaning that we encourage campers to try new things, but never force them into an activity. Emotional and physical safety are always our priority.
Program staff will include teachers, paraprofessionals and therapists with autism training and experience, Autism Delaware staff, and Children’s Beach House Camp Counselors, allowing for a low staff to camper ratio.

Visit our events calendar for a complete list of upcoming opportunities

Workshops & Speakers

Autism Delaware provides regular opportunities for parents, caregivers, individuals with autism, medical professionals, educators, and members of the community to hear directly from experts in the field of autism therapies, autism issues, and autism research.

Social Skills Activities

Building social skills is an important part of the continuing development of both children and adults with autism. Autism Delaware provides a number of social and recreational opportunities, which is a great way to engage in social skill building, throughout the year.

Recreational Opportunities

Each year we hold, literally, hundreds of opportunities for family recreation, from sensory friendly movies, to bowling, roller skating, art classes, and beyond.

Coffee & Conversation

Parent coffee hours offer the opportunity  to get together in a safe, comfortable atmosphere to talk about issues of concern, vent frustrations & learn about important topics.

Contact Autism Delaware

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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.
Unit 1
Lewes, DE 19958

Kent County 

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

POW&R only at 302-678-2113 

 

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