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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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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

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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.

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Our Blog

COVID-19, Loss, and Autism, by Karen Bashkow, RN, BSN

COVID-19, Loss, and Autism, by Karen Bashkow, RN, BSN

Everything happened so fast! Practically overnight, COVID-19 uprooted my son, Ben, from his routine. As the owner-operator of Big Ben’s Shredding, he maintains his business Monday through Friday with support from his direct support professional (DSP), Bill Black. And...

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Stay At Home Resources

Please see below for Stay at Home resources. These resources will be updated regularly, so please check back often. We encourage you to please continue to be mindful with social distancing, protect each other, and do your part to slow the spread. Autism-Specific...

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Entering A New Educational Program? by Jen Nardo

Entering A New Educational Program? by Jen Nardo

Sun contributor and parent Jen Nardo suggests these considerations for helping your child or sibling with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) enter a new educational program: • If the child is switching school buildings, drive by the new school a couple of times, take...

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New inspiration for family social groups

Introducing Table Talk (o Sobremesa, en español). This family-networking dinner is - facilitated by trained family members of individuals with autism. - taking place in each county. - including conversation and childcare provided by Let’s Play. At each dinner, you...

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Improve Study Skills Now, by Beverly Stewart, MEd

Improve Study Skills Now, by Beverly Stewart, MEd

What exactly are study skills? If your child has struggled in school, “study skills” is likely a catch phrase that has been bandied about by well-meaning teachers and administrators but not always fully explained. Simply, study skills are a collection of techniques...

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Parent 2 Parent, by Cory Gilden

Parent 2 Parent, by Cory Gilden

As the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I am a member of my child’s IEP team (the group of professionals that works to implement Casey’s individualized education program as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). I am also...

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Parent2Parent, by Dawn Maloney

My son, Jared, received his autism diagnosis just over two-and-a-half years ago. It was the week before he started kindergarten, and although my husband and I were expecting the diagnosis, it still brought a great deal of emotion into our lives—and many new things. In...

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Parent2Parent, by Jen Nardo

Parent2Parent, by Jen Nardo

A few years after my son, Jake, was diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I wanted to do something—anything!—to help my son and the fragile X community at large. But what? Researching possible treatments was out of the picture because I...

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Autism Delaware in the News

We’re the talk of the town! Click below to hear some of our latest interviews:

Dover Post story Arsht-Cannon: Delaware to expand services to underserved Latino community (7/8/19)

 

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

Executive Director Teresa Avery on WMDT, 47 ABC

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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