Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- Going to College: Disability Support Services (Webinar)– May 22
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Parent Information Center of Delaware and the Disability Support Services Office at Delaware Technical & Community College (Georgetown Campus) will host a webinar about going to college as a student with a disability. Learn the process of receiving accommodations, your rights and responsibilities as a student, and the services and supports Delaware Technical & Community College Georgetown Campus offers to help you along the way. To register, visit the webinar's website.
- Sensory-friendly Movie “Tomorrowland” – May 23
10 a.m. at Carmike Cinemas in Dover. Sponsored by Autism Delaware, tickets are $7.75 for ages 3 -11 and $8.75 for adults. Registration is not required. For more information or any questions contact Gail Hecky at (302) 644-3410
- Respite Summit – May 27
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Duncan Center, 500 W. Loockerman Street in Dover. Respite is a short-term break from caregiving responsibilities for families and other unpaid care givers of children and adults with disabilities. All caregivers, legislators, employers, and other stakeholders are invited to the Respite Summit to share their ideas, questions and concerns about the future of resprite in Delaware. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. To register, visit the summit's website.
- Walk MS – May 29
Registration at 5 p.m., Walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Every year thousands of people across the region come together to walk for multiple sclerosis. Join a team or create your own, raise funds and walk to help local people living with MS. To register, visit the walk's website. If you have any questions, contact Megan Smutz at (302) 655-5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Down syndrome Awareness Family Fun Festival – May 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Del Castle High School in Wilmington. Started as a local girl scout's Blue Gold project, the festival will is scheduled to include a moon bounce, sand art, face painting, balloon art, games and more. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information, contact Melissa at 610-209-6556.
- Sky Zone Sensory-Friendly Night – June 1
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sky Zone, 211 Executive Drive in Newark. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park will be turning off the music and dialing down the distractions for a monthly Sensory-Friendly Night. Children and adults with special needs as well as their family and friends are welcome to jump for 60 minutes for $8.00. The park is closed to the general public during this event. For more information, call 302-449-1252.
- Summer Learning Workshop – June 2
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bear Library. The Parent Information Center of Delaware will host a workshop on tools and tips to help parents support summer learning. For more information, visit the event's website.
- Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act panel discussion – June 3
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at UD's Morris Library in Newark. Three panelists, including CDS's Laura Eisenman, associate professor in UD’s School of Education and adviser for the interdisciplinary disabilities studies minor, will speak about disabilities services available within the Morris Library and elsewhere on campus. They will also provide understanding of how better to support users with special needs. For more information, read the UDaily article on the event.
- Desiree Kameka: National Autism Speaker – June 4
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bear Library. Autism Delaware will host Desiree Kameka, director of Community Education and Advocacy at Madison House Autism Foundation, to discuss housing options and support opportunities nationwide. To register for this free event, call 302-224-6020 or 302-644-3410. For more information, visit the event's website
- DSA Fun Day at Aerospace Education Foundation – June 13
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation in Smyrna. Down Syndrome Association of Delaware will host a day of educational activities with the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation. This event is open to all ages and siblings are encouraged to join. For more informatioin and to register, visit the event's website.
- Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens Blue-Gold All Star Football Game – June 20
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Delaware Stadium in Newark. DFRC sponsors this annual football game, which showcases high school students who participate as football players, cheerleaders, band members and school ambassadors. Throughout the year, these students raise awareness and understanding in their schools about people with intellectual disabilities. For more informatioin and to buy tickets, visit the games's website.
- Autism Delaware Swim Camp – June 23 to August 11
Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls club in Milton. Swimmers age 4 through 21 years-old will be offered the opportunity to learn expected pool behavior, safety and water acclimation, as well as basic swimming and stroke development. Openings are limited. To register, fill out this application and return it by June 1.