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  • Reducing Problem Behaviors – September 3
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Residence Inn, 600 Jefferic Blvd., Dover. Behavior Analyst, Kelly Adams-Denson, from Behavior Interventions, Inc. will host this free workshop. Participants will learn to identify the antecedents and functions of problem behaviors, as well as proactive and reactive strategies to reduce problem behaviors. This workshop is appropriate for parents, caregivers and professionals. To register contact Kelly at kad@behaviorinterventions.org or call 302-857-0848 Ext. 111.

  • Lunchtime Learning: Volunteering in the Disability Community - September 10
    Noon to 1 p.m. at Alison Hall, 240 Academy St., in Newark. Come learn how you can volunteer with the 16 registered student organizations (RSOs) on campus that benefit people with disabilities. Representatives from four RSOs – Best Buddies, Canine Companions for Independence, Special Olympics College and American Sign Language Club – will discuss the great work UD’s RSOs do inthe disability community, why the work is so enriching for student volunteers, and how you can get involved! For more information and to register visit the event website.

  • Art Under the Stars - September 10
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Absalom Jones Community Center, 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Newport. Art Therapy Express will provide 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 is $10 and pre-registration is required. To register, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661. For more information, email Lisa Bartoli at arttherapyexpress@gmail.com or call 302-584-4068.

  • Down Syndrome Association of DE Day at Bohemia Bay - September 12
    Noon to 7 p.m. at Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbour, 1026 Town Point Road, Chesapeake City in Maryland. DSA of DE will provide pool and beach access and boat rides in Bohemia Bay. Food will be provided but participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Registration is required by August 31. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

  • Golf Lessons for Youth with ASD - September 14 - October 14
    At the Rookery Golf Club, 6152 S Rehoboth Blvd., in Milford. Autism Delaware is sponsoring five weeks of free small group golf instruction for youth on the autism spectrum ages 8 to 21 years old. Registration is required by August 27. For more information and to register, visit the event website.

  • Preparing for a Successful School Year - September 15
    6 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, 1 Swain Road in Seaford. 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.

  • Canine Partners for Life Open House – September 19
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Canine Partners for Life Campus, 334 Faggs Manor Road in Cochranville, PA. Canine Partners for Life (CPL) is trains service dogs (including various types of medical alert dogs) and home/residential/courthouse companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical, neurological and cognitive disabilities. CPL will be hosting an open house where you can service dog demos, meet service-dogs-in-training, tour the kennel, hear firsthand recipient stories, and learn about life at CPL from our staff. There will also be a free barbecue lunch.

  • Sensory-friendly Movie “The Princess Bride” – September 19
    Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 10 a.m. at Westown Movies, 150 Commerce Drive in Middletown. Autism Delaware is sponsoring a this presentation of "The Princess Bride" where the house lights will be turned up and the volume lowered. Admission is $5 for everyone for this classic movie presentation. For more information, email Heidi Mizell atHeidi.Mizell@delautism.org.

  • Road to Better Services – September 19
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 261 Chapman Road, Stockton Building, Suite 200 (2nd floor conference room) Newark. Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services will present a workshop on to get better services from doctors, schools, insurers and agencies. This lively, interactive class is full of practical strategies and taught by parents. Lunch will be served. To get more information and register call 302-892-6408 or email Barbara.Messick@state.de.us

  • Art Under the Stars - September 24
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Absalom Jones Community Center, 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Newport. Art Therapy Express will provide 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 is $10 and pre-registration is required. To register, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661. For more information, email Lisa Bartoli at arttherapyexpress@gmail.com or call 302-584-4068.

  • Artfest – September 26
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Absalom Jones Community Center, 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Newport. Volunteers will stay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDS’s annual Artfest celebration offers people with disabilities access to adaptive art tools, a variety of art projects, and UD student volunteers who are eager to help them express their creativity. For more information and to register as a participant or volunteer, visit the event's web flyer or contact Kristen Fraley at 302-831-3632.

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