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  • Taking a Stand Against Falls – May 25
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Easter Seals, 61 Corporate Circle, in New Castle. Hosted by Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore in partnership with the Division of Services for Aging Adults with Physical Disabilities, this is the first workshop in a free fall prevention lunch and learn series. This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of fall prevention. Interested participants that do not wish to travel to Easter Seals’ New Castle County location are invited to Skype into the session. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at noon. Please click here to register or contact Connie Brouillette at cbrouillette@esdel.org.

  • Environmental Modifications – June 3
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Easter Seals, 61 Corporate Circle, in New Castle. Hosted by Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore in partnership with the Division of Services for Aging Adults with Physical Disabilities, this is the second workshop in a free fall prevention lunch and learn series. This workshop will inform attendees about environmental modifications that can be made to help prevent falls at home. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at noon. Please click here to register or contact Connie Brouillette at cbrouillette@esdel.org.

  • Maximizing Access: Smart Choices in Equipment and Facility Design – June 8
    8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at CDS, 461 Wyoming Rd., in Newark. This CDS-hosted training will help healthcare professionals improve access to services and programs for people with disabilities in Delaware. The training will cover common health disparities among persons with disabilities, barriers to health service delivery for persons with disabilities with a focus on physical/architectural barriers, ADA standards for access to health services, the difference between ADA accessible design and Universal Design, and the accessibility of health care equipment. This training is free but pre-registration is required. You can register here. For more information, contact Bhavana Viswanathan at bhavana@udel.edu.

  • Environmental Modifications – June 10
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Easter Seals, 22317 DuPont Hwy., in Georgetown. Hosted by Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore in partnership with the Division of Services for Aging Adults with Physical Disabilities, this is the second workshop in a free fall prevention lunch and learn series. This workshop will inform attendees about environmental modifications that can be made to help prevent falls at home. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at noon. Please click here to register or contact Connie Brouillette at cbrouillette@esdel.org.

  • Special Olympics Delaware Summer Games – June 10-11
    Opening Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. on June 10 at the Bob Carpenter Center, 631 S. College Ave., Newark. Athletes and unified partners compete in six sports – aquatics, bocce, powerlifting, softball, tennis, and track and field – over the two-day event. In addition to the competitions, athletes have the opportunity to spend the night with their teams in the dormitories and enjoy the activities in Olympic Village at the Family Picnic on Friday evening. Visit the Summer Games' website for more information about the event.

  • Kent County Assistive Technology Open House – June 15
    2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Easter Seals Kent County Center, 100 Enterprise Pl., Suite 1, in Dover. The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative's Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) are a one-stop resource for equipment demonstrations and short-term equipment loans. This June, the ARTCs in each of Delaware's three counties will be opening their doors to welcome back old friends and make new ones. Their knowledgeable staff can help you identify products that enhance comfort, safety, productivity and satisfaction. They have items that support learning, employment, recreation, self-sufficiency and interacting with others. Their assistive devices are available to any Delawarean for short-term loan at no cost; borrowing equipment is a great way to find out whether a tool you are interested in works for you! For more information, visit the open house flyer.

  • New Castle County Assistive Technology Open House – June 16
    2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Rd., in Newark. The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative's Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) are a one-stop resource for equipment demonstrations and short-term equipment loans. This June, the ARTCs in each of Delaware's three counties will be opening their doors to welcome back old friends and make new ones. Their knowledgeable staff can help you identify products that enhance comfort, safety, productivity and satisfaction. They have items that support learning, employment, recreation, self-sufficiency and interacting with others. Their assistive devices are available to any Delawarean for short-term loan at no cost; borrowing equipment is a great way to find out whether a tool you are interested in works for you! For more information, visit the open house flyer.

  • DFRC Blue-Gold All Star Football Game – June 18
    Senior football players from throughout the state, selected based on their football skill as well as leadership and personal characteristics, will play in this year’s 61st annual DFRC Blue-Gold football game. Many of the all-star participants have taken part in the game’s Hand-in-Hand program, which paired participants with “buddy” students from the community who have intellectual disabilities. Participants and buddies have attended parties, picnics and dances together in the months leading up to the game. Tickets for the game can be purchased on the DFRC website at the cost of $10 per general admission ticket and $8 per student/youth ticket. For more information about the event, and to find out other ways to get involved, visit the DFRC website.

  • Sussex County Assistive Technology Open House – June 23
    2 p.m. – 7 p.m. 20123 Office Circle, Georgetown Professional Park, in Georgetown. The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative's Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) are a one-stop resource for equipment demonstrations and short-term equipment loans. This June, the ARTCs in each of Delaware's three counties will be opening their doors to welcome back old friends and make new ones. Their knowledgeable staff can help you identify products that enhance comfort, safety, productivity and satisfaction. They have items that support learning, employment, recreation, self-sufficiency and interacting with others. Their assistive devices are available to any Delawarean for short-term loan at no cost; borrowing equipment is a great way to find out whether a tool you are interested in works for you! For more information, visit the open house flyer.

  • Studio E Art Therapy Program – July 14, 21, 28
    5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Wilmington. The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware, in collaboration with Art Therapy Express, will be offer The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program this summer for adults with epilepsy in Delaware. Participants will work with art therapists and others with epilepsy in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a variety of mediums. To sign up for Studio E, please contact Val Budischak at 302-999-9313 by June 16. For more information about the course, visit efde.org.

  • Studio E Art Therapy Program – August 11, 18, 25
    5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Wilmington. The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware, in collaboration with Art Therapy Express, will be offer The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program this summer for adults with epilepsy in Delaware. Participants will work with art therapists and others with epilepsy in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a variety of mediums. To sign up for Studio E, please contact Val Budischak at 302-999-9313 by June 16. For more information about the course, visit efde.org.

  • Down Syndrome Association Summer Camp – August 1 to 5
    8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alfred G. Water Middle School, in Middletown. Children with Down syndrome ages 3-13 years and their siblings ages 3-10 are invited to attend DSA’s summer camp. Campers will participate in crafts, games, and other activities at no cost to their families. Campers are not required to be potty trained. A certified nurse and teacher will be on site at all times and young adults aged 16-22 will serve as counselors. Counselors will receive at least 32 hours of documented community service for their time. Please click here to register a camper. The deadline to register is June 1. Please contact Lauren Camp, Camp Director, at lauren@trentcamp.com or 302-757-2303 with questions.

  • World Congress on Special Needs Education – August 16-19
    Temple University in Philadelphia. The aim of WCSNE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational and industrial sectors to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of special needs in education. This year's congress invites speakers to share their knowledge on issues or subject matters in special needs education that encompass conceptual analysis, case studies, design implementation and performance evaluation. For more information about this year's event, visit the WCSNE website.

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