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Delaware is a small state, but we are not immune to the global challenges of autism.

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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

Understanding Through Visual Supports, by Karen Mackie

Understanding through visual supports by Karen Mackie When my son Jacob started school, he could not understand what was expected of him. He was also unable to express his frustration and confusion, so he would swipe the materials off his desk, knock over chairs, hit,...

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Introducing Parent to Parent Communication, by Karen Mackie

Introducing Parent to Parent Communication, by Karen Mackie

Communication is one of the developmental domains affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In week 2 of the new training series by parents for parents, the discussion focuses on the various forms of communication, both verbal and nonverbal, and how best to support...

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Embracing The Different, by Tonia Bell-Delgado

Embracing The Different, by Tonia Bell-Delgado

My daughter has always been “different.” At first, nothing was obvious. I had only a nagging sense that she was not like the other kids, a quality of “otherness” that I found difficult to explain to her pediatrician. My wife and I continued to feel this way until...

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On Life After Higher Education, by Michael Denny

On Life After Higher Education, by Michael Denny

“For my dad,” begins the 24-year-old Newark resident, “[my] graduating from Christiana High School and the University of Delaware’s career and life studies program was evidence of me exceeding expectations. When he learned that I had autism, the goal more or less was...

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My Autism, by Mike Schroeder

My Autism, by Mike Schroeder

Autism has affected my life as well as my family’s life in several ways. As a young child, my diagnosis was pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified (PDD–NOS). Not until I was 14 years old was my family told I had autism. This is considered a fairly...

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“Be proactive. Do what you need to do.” – David Graham

“Be proactive. Do what you need to do.” – David Graham

You experience a certain growth as the parent of a child with autism. When my son Nick was first diagnosed at three with severe autism, I was all “We need to get going on this thing! How are we going to fix this?” I was anxious, nuts, not grounded, if you will. Over...

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When Your Child Does Not Want You at School, by Jen Nardo

As my son Jake, who is 21, finishes his final year at the Delaware Autism Program (DAP), he still exhibits hiding behavior in certain situations. The behavior is less intense than it was when he was younger. For example, Jake does well if I just stop by school and...

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Gaining Skills Through Adapted Sports, by Kate Cottle

Gaining Skills Through Adapted Sports, by Kate Cottle

My family started attending the University of Delaware’s Adapted Sports Club nine years ago because, while both of my sons have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), my older son was also diagnosed with Asperger’s markers. [Asperger’s...

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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

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Phone: 302-224-6020
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Newark, DE 19713

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17517 Nassau Commons Blvd.
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Lewes, DE 19958

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