Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- Bounce Out the Stigma Camp – August 27
The Delaware Jaycees and Mighty Mike Basketball will host the Bounce Out the Stigma basketball camp to provide over 20 children and young people with developmental disabilities a chance to learn using basketball as the primary vehicle to overcome obstacles in life. Contact chairperson Brandy Armiger atDEJayceesBOTS@gmail.com for more information aabout the camp or sponsorship.
- Connected: Arts for All – August 28
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., in Wilmington. Art Therapy Express and Zot Artz present this CDS sponsored accessible-art event where artists with disabilities will create a large painted floor mural using adaptive technology.
- Autism Delaware Beach Picnic – August 28
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Families are invited to bring their swimming and beach gear and join Autism Delaware for their annual family picnic at the beach. Autism Delaware will provide drinks and grill supplies, but please bring a side dish to share.
- Educational Surrogate Parent (ESP) Training for Community Volunteers – August 30
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parent Information Center of Delaware, 6 Larch Ave., Larch Corporate Center, Suite 404 in Wilmington. FThe Parent Information Center of Delaware, Inc. is seeking volunteers to support children in the foster care system by advocating for appropriate special educational services for the children. This is a training session for individuals interested in volunteering. To register, visit the PIC of DE website. For more information, contact Kathie Herel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-999-7394.
- Educational Surrogate Parent (ESP) Training for Community Volunteers – September 1
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Child, Inc., 507 Philadelphia Pk., in Wilmington. The Parent Information Center of Delaware, Inc. is seeking volunteers to support children in the foster care system by advocating for appropriate special educational services for the children. This is a training session for individuals interested in volunteering. To register, visit the PIC of DE website. For more information, contact Kathie Herel at email@example.com or 302-999-7394.
- Sheldon Shuffle 5K – September 10
8:45 a.m. at The Greene Turtle, 250 S. Main Street., in Newark. Exceptional Care for Children will host their 3rd Annual Sheldon Shuffle 5K, which supports Delaware's only pediatric nursing home. The race is for runners and walkers and features a course that is wheelchair, stroller, bike and wagon friendly. There will also be an "Execptional Mile" before the main race that allows those who can't complete a full 5K to participate. Registration begins at 8:45 p.m., followed by the "Exceptional Mile" at 9:45 a.m. and the beginning of the 5K at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit the Sheldon Shuffle website.
- Autism Delaware’s Blue Jean Ball – September 16
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Nassau Valley Vineyards-Winery, 32165 Winery Way in Lewes. Tickets cost $85. To buy tickets or to sponsor the event, visit the Autism Delaware website. Contact Deanna Principe for more information at 302-224-6020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Preparing for a Successful School Year – September 21
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Stubbs Elementary School, 1100 North Pine St., in Wilmington. Tickets cost $85. The Parent Information Center of DE will show attendees how to create a “tool-kit” that will help support student success. The kit includes information on 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 PIC of DE website.
- Fearless Caregiver Conference – September 29
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Executive Banquet and Conference Center, 205 Executive Dr., in Newark. This conference presented in partnership with Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delaware ADRC is for caregivers of adult children with disabilities. Participants will learn about balancing family, work, and caregiving, helping your adult child become independent and other topic areas. For more information and to register, visit the conference website.
- Autism A-Z: Beyond the Puzzle – September 30
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., in Wilmington. This conference hosted by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is for families affected by autism and the professionals who serve them. It will feature keynotes by Deidre Donaldson, Ph.D. (May Institute) and Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D. (EPIC School) as well as interactive workshops led by leaders in the autism field. For more information, including pricing, visit the Devereux website.
- Family SHADE Networking Breakfast – October 5
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location to be determined. This networking breakfast is for organizations who serve children with special healthcare needs and their families. Each organization that attends will have an opportunity to share information about upcoming activities, new initiatives, etc., with the group. Please feel free to bring fliers and brochures to share with our colleagues at the breakfast. For more information, contact Annalisa Ekbladh at email@example.com.
- Easter Seals Walk With Me – October 16
Baywood Greens, 32267 Clubhouse Way in Millsboro. Easter Seals will host their fourth Annual Walk withMe & Run with US Delmarva to raise funds for local children and adults with speacial needs to receive service, care, and friendship that enhances independence. For more information and to register, visitthe Walk With Me website.