Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- Disability Day at Legislative Hall – March 25
The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council will be hosting Disability Day at Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave. in Dover form 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The council encourages Delawareans to schedule meetings with their state Senator and Representative on Disability Day to discuss disability topics important to them. For more information, check out the event flier, look up your legislators and review the Disability Day preparation checklist.
- Annual Dodgeball Madness Tournament – March 28
8 a.m. at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden. The Delaware State Troopers Association is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Delaware. All teams will be guaranteed six games with trophies awarded to first, second and third place teams. For more information and to register, visit the event's website.
- Autism Delaware Hoppin’ Good Time – April 2
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Hoppin' Good Time Inflatable Fun Center in Camden. Inclusive family fun at the Camden Hoppin’ Good Time indoor bounce facility. All ages are welcome. There is a $5 fee per person. To register or for more information, contact Gail Hecky at (302) 644-3410 or Gail.Hecky@delautism.org.
- Organizing Special Education Documents – April 4
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Bear Public Library. Parent Information Center of DE is presenting this workshop to assist families with creating an effective organization system for their child’s education documents. You can also learn how to develop a student snapshot that will help school staff better understand your child. For more information, visit the event's website.
- The Arc of Delaware's Spring Fling – April 7
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cheswold Fire Hall. This dance is sponsored by the Dover Century Club. All participants must have emergency information on their person. For more information, visit the event's flier.
- Lunchtime Learning: STEM education for students with disabilities at UD – April 9
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at CDS in Newark. Join us for our latest installment of Lunchtime Learning as Karl Booksh, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UD, will leads a discussion that explores how the University of Delaware could develop a model STEM program that better attracts and serves students with disabilities. For more information and to register visit the event's website.
- Webinar: Understanding the Issues Surrounding Children with Disabilities – April 14
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the first session in a webinar series on abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. In this webinar, you will learn myths and facts about children with disabilities, guiding principles to support children with disabilities, why children with disabilities are at a greater risk of abuse and neglect, why it’s more difficult to identify abuse and neglect in children with disabilities and more. For more information and to register, visit the webinar's website.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.