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  • Bike to the Beach for Autism – July 31
    Starts at 4:30 a.m. at Gonzaga College High School, 19 I St NW in Washington DC and finishes at the Northbeach Restaurant, 125 McKinley Street in Dewey Beach. The 8th annual Bike to the Beach charity ride for autism is coming through Delaware. This national event raises money and awareness for autism and some of the proceeds benefit Autism Delaware. There is also a Family Challenge ride designed for people with autism to ride from the penultimate stop in Lewes to the finish in Dewey Beach You can view the event route here or visit the event website to register.

  • Down Syndrome Association of Delaware Summer Camp - August 3 to August 7
    8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown. The goal of the camp is to allow children ages 3-13 with Down syndrome the opportunity to have the experiences of summer camp while practicing independence, developing physical and emotional health as well as increasing their confidence levels. Children are provided a camp experience with crafts, games, and many other activities, at no cost to their families. For more information about the camp and to register a camper, visit the camp website. Those interested in becoming a counselor can fill out this conselor webform.

  • Resources for Helping Your Child at School – August 4
    9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Wilmington Library, 10 East 10th Street in Wilmington. Parent Information Center of Delaware and the Delaware Center for Justice will present a free workshop about resources you can use to help you child at school. Topics covered will include communicating with school staff, engaged families, and discipline concerns. Youth ages 14-26 are invited to attend special a youth leadership session happening at this event. Light snacks will be provided. This event is free, but registration is recommended. For more information and to register, call 302-999-7394.

  • Supporting Your Child’s Social Self-Esteem – August 5
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dover Downs, 1131 N DuPont Hwy in Dover. This workshop sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education and the Positive Behavior Support Project at the University of Delaware will present strategies to support their children’s social skills needs. Topics will include promoting optimistic thinking, responding to teasing and bullying, and flexibility in social situations. RSVP by August 1st to Sandi Bradford at sandi@udel.edu or 302-831-3355. Please provide your name and e-mail address or phone number For more information and to register, call 302-999-7394.

  • Special Olympics of Delaware Sports Camp - August 8 to August 10 or August 16 to August 18
    Camp Barnes in Ocean View. This three-day, two-night camp is offered to all registered Special Olympics Delaware athletes. The camp features opportunities for attendees to enjoy recreational and camp-type activities including swimming, crafts, non-competitive games, fishing, crabbing and canoeing. In addition, campers have a chance to participate in a variety of traditional SODE sports throughout the three days. Campers can only register for one of the two sessions. For more information about the camp and to register a camper, visit the camp website.

  • Sensory-friendly Movie “Shaun the Sheep” – August 8
    Doors open at 9:30 a.m., showing starts at 10 a.m. at the Carmike Theatre, 1365 North DuPont Highway in Dover. This senseory-friendly movie is sponsered by Austim Delaware. Tickets are $7.75 for children ages 3-11 and $8.75 for 12 and older. Registeration is not required. For more information, contact Gail Hecky at (302) 644-3410.

  • Strategies for Working with Your Child’s Paraprofessional - August 12
    7 p.m. at 416 Joshua Lane in Middletown (a private residence of a DSA member). Down Syndrome Association of DE will host an informal parent sharing session moderated by two respected local paraprofessionals. Roles of paraprofessionals in our schools and strategies to ensure that the student/paraprofessional relationship is meaningful will be discussed. Bring your questions, suggestions for strategies that have been successful and learn from other parents’ experiences. For more information and to RSVP, visit the DSA website.

  • Preparing for a Successful School Year - August 12
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Appoquinimink Community Library, 651 N. Broad Street in Middletown. Parent Information Center of Delaware will host a workshop where you can create a “tool-kit” that will help support student success. This includes building effective advocacy skills, communication tips, and other way to be engaged in your child’s school experience. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

  • Art Under the Stars – August 13
    6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 310 Kiamensi Road in Wilmington. Art Therapy Express presents Art Under the Stars, an art therapy activity providing adaptive technology so that participants with disabilities can participate in 2 and 3 dimensional media (clay, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, oil pastels, mixed media, wheelchair roller mural painting) as well as expressive arts (music, creative movement, drama). Cost per session is $10 and pre-registration is required. To register, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661. Contact Lisa Bartoli with any questions at arttherapyexpress@gmail.com or 302-584-4068.

  • Sensory-friendly Movie “Underdogs” – August 15
    Doors open at 9:30 a.m., showing starts at 10 a.m. at the Carmike Theatre, 1365 North DuPont Highway in Dover. This senseory-friendly movie is sponsered by Austim Delaware. Tickets are $7.75 for children ages 3-11 and $8.75 for 12 and older. Registeration is not required. For more information, contact Gail Hecky at (302) 644-3410.

  • The Masterpiece of Me Summer Camp – August 17 to August 21
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day at 310 Kiamensi Road in Wilmington. This Art Therapy Express camp is open to teens and adults with and without disabilities. sparticipants will tell their life stories and dreams for their futures through collage, photography, sculpture, paint and storytelling. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661. Contact Lisa Bartoli with any questions at arttherapyexpress@gmail.com or 302-584-4068.

  • Art Under the Stars – August 23
    6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 310 Kiamensi Road in Wilmington. Art Therapy Express presents Art Under the Stars, an art therapy activity providing adaptive technology so that participants with disabilities can participate in 2 and 3 dimensional media (clay, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, oil pastels, mixed media, wheelchair roller mural painting) as well as expressive arts (music, creative movement, drama). Cost per session is $10 and pre-registration is required. To register, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661. Contact Lisa Bartoli with any questions at arttherapyexpress@gmail.com or 302-584-4068.

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