Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- Arc of Delaware Spring Fling – April 17
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in New Castle. This is an ages 18 and older dance with a DJ and refreshments. . Caregivers should provide supervision and support for family members and other participants to help ensure the enjoyment and safety of all. Please be sure that each participant who attends the dance alone has emergency information on their person, including: full name, address, phone number and contact person. For more information and to register, email email@example.com
- Autism Conference – April 17
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, PA. This conference is presented by Elwyn Education Division and Neumann University and will cover the life journey of individuals with autism: collaboration of family, school and community. The cost is $65 on or before April 3, $75 after April 3 and includes breakfast, lunch and materials. For more information and to register, email Sue Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-891-2301.
- Annual Walk for Autism: Lewes – April 18
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. The event is Autism Delaware’s largest community fundraiser, drawing more than 2,000 people in support of individuals and families affected by autism. For more information and to register for this walk, visit the event's website and click the link for the Lewes walk.
- Walk MS: Dover – April 18
Registration opens at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Tatnall Building in Historic Downtown Dover. Thousands of people from across the region participate in this annual walk to help local people living with Multiple Sclerosis. For more information and to register, visit the event's website.
- Webinar: Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities – April 21
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the second session in a webinar series on abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. In this webinar, you will learn why kids with disabilities are at high risk for abuse, consequences of maltreatment, how we can nurture and protect children and more. For more information and to register, visit the webinar's website.
- Standards Based IEP workshop – April 22
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Concord High School in Wilmington. The Parent Information Center presents a free workshop covering the characteristics of a quality IEP, how data is used in creating an IEP, the importance of the Present Level of Performance, the elements of an effective IEP goal, and how the Common Core State Standards will be used to develop goals. For more information and to register, visit the webinar's website.
- Webinar: Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Is AIM right for your child? – April 23
6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Join the UD Center for Disabilities Studies and Parent Information Center for an overview of Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) in Delaware, learning materials that have been converted into one or more specialized formats for use by students with print disabilities or who struggle with print. They include formats such as large print, modified presentation, audio, and Braille. Learn how to access AIM for use in the classroom and during state assessments. This webinar is designed for families whose children could benefit from accessible print materials. For more information and to register, visit the webinar's website.
- Annual Walk for Autism: Wilmington – April 25
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fox Point State Park in Wilmington. The event is Autism Delaware’s largest community fundraiser, drawing more than 2,000 people in support of individuals and families affected by autism. For more information and to register for this walk, visit the event's website and click the link for the Wilmington walk.
- Lunchtime Learning: Healthy Transitions: Empowering young adults to manage their own health care – April 29
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at the Center for Disabilities Studies in Newark. In this session, CDS program manager Annalisa Ekbladh and Nemours transition social work coordinator Cory Nourie will discuss strategies and life skills that young adults can use to help manage their own healthcare. Ekbladh will also demonstrate CDS’s new Healthy Transitions app, which offers instructional videos featuring basic transition skills in four areas – healthcare, insurance, lifestyles and relationships. Requested accommodations will be provided. Visit the the session's website for more information and to register.
- Transition to Adult Life Fair – April 29
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Christiana High School, 190 Salem Church Rd. in Newark. Christiana School District’s Fifth Annual Transition to Adult Life Fair will showcase possible resources and supports for children exiting high school. Service providers and community member will be on hand to answer questions about employment, training, guardianship, special needs trust funds and more. Visit the the fair's website for more information.
- Down Syndrome Association Spring Dance – May 2
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at MOT Senior Center in Middletown. DSA for a semi-formal dinner and dance for teens and adults ages 12 and older. Semi-formal attire requested. RSVP required by April 24th. For more information and to RSVP, visit the event's website or call 302-995-1004.
- Walk MS: Newark – May 3
Registration opens at 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Newark. Thousands of people from across the region participate in this annual walk to help local people living with Multiple Sclerosis. For more information and to register, visit the event's website.
- Webinar: Family SHADE Overview - May 6
Two webinars starting at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Family SHADE is a unique Delaware community that supports families of children with special healthcare needs. Family SHADE connects families to resources and programs that improve their quality of life. This webinar introduces and takes families and caregivers on a tour of the website, including how to access the searchable database of over 10,000 Delaware resources. Both webinars will last less than one hour. To register for the 12 p.m. webinar, visit the 12 p.m. webinar's website. To register for the 6 p.m. webinar, visit the 6 p.m. webinar's website.