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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.

The Sun

Autism Delaware News

Blog

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Join our Online Parent Support Group!

Talk to other family members, get support, advice, and stay in contact with others affected by autism throughout the state.

 

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Social Media

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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PDF Downloads of “The Sun” (by Topic)

Our Blog

Teaching Independence Through Homework, by Brooke Copher

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...

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From Meltdowns to High Praise, by Jen Nardo

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...

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Meltdowns: Inside and Out, by Reese Eskridge

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...

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Learning To Get Around On Your Own, By Reese Eskridge

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...

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Hygiene Tips from Kennedy Krieger Institute

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...

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Teaching Life Skills At Home, by Karen Mackie

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...

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Here Are Your Weekly E-mail Resources!

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...

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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:

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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