Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- Webinar: Using technology to support college students with ID - January 27 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council, the webinar will share what they and others are learning about the best technology tools to support college students with ID - including tablets, smart phones, apps, and other software. To register, visit the webinar's website.
- Lunchtime Learning: Career and Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) Program - January 29 Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark. In this sessions, current CLSC students will share their perspectives on the two-year certificate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities with CLSC program director Brian Freedman, CLSC staff and audience members. The costs of participating in the program also will be discussed. For more information, check out the session's flier.
- Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge weekend – January 30 – February 1 Special Olympics Delaware will host a weekend of events in Rehoboth and Lewes, culminating in a “Polar Bear Plunge” in the Atlantic Ocean. All funds raised during the weekend support Special Olympics. For more information, visit the event's website.
- Residential services & housing information – February 5 6 p.m. at the Gauger-Cobbs Middle School Parent Resource Center in Newark. Presented by Christina Parent University, this workshop will discuss Delaware housing options and the rights of renters. Featured speakers from the Community Legal Aid Society, the Delaware State Housing Authority and the Division of Developmental Disabilities. For more information, visit the event's website.
- Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) Winter Open House – February 13 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 461 Wyoming Road in Newark. Join DATI staff as they demonstrate their selection of kid-friendly assistive technology devices that are available to be borrowed. You can also see assistive technology in action between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Lab Preschool next door to DATI. Parking pass not required. For more information, view the event flier or contact Joann McCafferty by email or by phone (302-831-0354).
- No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie screening – February 19 6:30 p.m. at Cinemark Movie 10 in Wilmington. A movie about a deaf actor who plays a superhero on a TV show who must look beyond the cape to inspire a deaf boy to believe in himself. The movie is 100% open captioned. This is the first time that a Screen Actor’s Guild commercial feature is being exclusively produced by deaf executive producers and directed by a deaf director. For more information, visit the screening’s website. For more information, visit the screening's website.
- Webinar: Ask the Nutritionist – February 25 The Autism Research Institute will present a free webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions about nutrition such as which evidence-based strategy will work for yourself or your loved one on the autism spectrum. To register, visit the webinar's website.
- Creating AT Solutions in Minutes – February 27 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 461 Wyoming Road in Newark. The Delaware Early Childhood Assistive Demonstration will present a hands-on workshop on how to create assistive technology solutions in minutes. Dr. Therese Willkomm, known as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology”, has been invited to present. Attendees will also get a preview of a new initiative being launched by the Delaware Early Childhood Assistive Technology Demonstration called “fabricate”. Lunch will not be provided. To register, click here and use the password “AT solutions!” or call 302-831-0354.
- Exceptional Care for Children Spring Gala – March 7 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Merion in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. The Exceptional Care for Children’s sixth-annual Spring Gala will feature a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, live musical entertainment and live and silent auctions. Visit the Gala’s website for more information.
- 2015 Inclusion Conference - March 9 Delaware's 21st annual Inclusion Conference will be held at the Dover Downs Conference Center in Dover on March 9, 2015 and will provide attendees with inclusive education best practices. The conference is comprised of six workshop strands with nationally known speakers. The workshops address important areas relative to effective inclusion including: teaching strategies, positive behavior supports, assistive technology, access to the general education curriculum, English language learners and early childhood. More information to come.
- Facting the Future 23, Employment: The Possible Dream - March 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, this is a conference for professionals highlighting best practices in supporting people with disabilities in career planning, customized employment, and transition from school to work. For more information, visit the conference's website.