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Working to ensure that people with developmental disabilities enjoy the same quality of life as the rest of society.

 

Upcoming Meetings


Upcoming Events/Requests for Proposals

Get Out and Vote
According to 2014 American Census data, there are 920,930 people living in the State of Delaware. Of that number, there are 101,862 Delawareans who have a disability and are over the legal voting age of 18. Make your voice heard! You can find out more information about voting in Delaware, like how to register, which party you are already registered with, where your polling place is located, etc. by clicking on this link, or to view a guidebook for people with disabilities about voting. It's your right - be sure to vote on November 8, 2016.

Request for Proposal
The Developmental Disabilities Council will provide funding up to $49,000 for a contractor to develop and implement an Environmental Scan. The focus of the Environmental Scan will be to identify and survey Delawareans who meet the federal definition of a developmental disability (occurring before age 22 and impacting two or more major life areas) who are now age 50 and over (target number-100 individuals meeting this criteria). Preference will be given to proposals that show involvement of persons with disabilities and culturally diverse populations in the consultation and implementation phase of this project.
To view instructions on how to bid: click here. All proposals must be received no later than August 17, 2016 by 4:30PM.

Disability History Project
We need your help! The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council in conjunction with several disability organizations are in the process of documenting the history of disability in Delaware. To see how you can be part of this great project please see flyer below for more details.

Delaware Supported Decision Making Summit Presentations

Supported Decision Making, Your Support, My Decisions

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!


Hot Topics

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 Restraints and Seclusions

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.