Upcoming Events/Requests for Proposals
Requests for Proposals
The Developmental Disabilities Council will provide funding up to $5,000 to establish a new or strengthen an existing self-advocacy organization led by individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on increasing diversity in the membership and leadership of the organization.
For more information please contact Kristin Cosden at our office, 302-739-3333.
Request for Proposal Guidelines: Click Here
Delaware People First Present an Evening with Ari Ne’eman
Ari Ne’eman is the President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Ari will be speaking about his experiences in advocating for himself and others.
For more information or to see how to register, please see flyer.
Tribute to the hard work and dedication to those who "LEAD ON"!
This fabulous video comes to us from the USBLN about our Americans with disabilities act 25th Celebration.
Disabilities & Victimization Survey
Are you a professional who provides services to people with disabilities who report victimization? Have you or the person with a disability who reports victimization identified immediate needs for safety, support and care? If yes, please complete the survey and tell us about your experiences. Survey results have the potential to effectuate positive systems change!
Take the Survey now!
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Policy memorandum Number 70: Inclusion
This policy was developed to prpovide uniform standards for inclulsive practices to be utilized to ensure the services offered by DHSS are provided in a manner that is as inclusive as possible.
"Rule Out Abuse" Campaign for Physicians
The Disability and Abuse Project is launching a "Rule Out Abuse" campaign for medical doctors. Dr. Nora Baladerian is spearheading the campaign after years of noticing that, when presented with patients with disabilities who have traditional symptoms associated with abuse, doctors generally do not consider such a diagnosis as a possibility to rule out. For Part 1 of the literature (an overview), click here. For Part 2 of the literature (detailed information), click here
Start Your Journey in Self-Advocacy!
The Art of Impact: A Handbook for Self-Determined Living”. Written by Dr. Scott Michael Robertson in conjunction with the Self-Advocate Leadership Circle of the NACDD, this publication is filled with resources, information and tips for successful advocacy. The accessible publication is available in multiple formats including PDF, e-reader and straight text and is available at "http://startyourjourney.org".
Changing Lives. Changing Policies.
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities released a new e-book called "Changing Lives. Changing Policies.".
Community Living and Participation for Individuals with IDD
On July 24, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) released a research paper titled, "Community Living and Participation for People withIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities: What the Research Tells Us." The paper addresses community living and participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It summarizes the research of the past 30 years and offers a set of recommendations for high quality community-based services and supports based on that research.
Delaware Lt. Governor, Matt Denn, and Deputy Attorney General, Patricia Dailey-Lewis,
Release 1st Report on Public School Anti-Bullying Compliance. "Unfinished Business: Implementation by Delaware Public Schools of the
State's 2012 Anti-Bullying Laws."
Restraint and Seclusion in
Delaware Schools: Fact Sheet For more information on Restraint and Seclusion please visit our resource page.)
Employment First National Resource List
A Better Bottom Line: Employing
People with Disabilities From Delaware Governor Jack Markell, National Governors
Association Chair, 2012-2013
Information for Foster Care Parents
from the DDC.