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  • Net Smartz Internet Safety Training – October 22
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, in Wilmington. The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is partnering with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer Net Smartz safety training to children with disabilities and their siblings. The training will provide parents/guardians and their children with the tools needed to remain safe while using the internet. The training will last one hour and will be offered in two simultaneous workshops. One for parents/guardians and one for children/teens. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

  • Sexuality and Sensory – October 23
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Autism Delaware office, in Newark. Also available streaming on Facebook Live. Autism Delaware is hosting a session in which a representative from Planned Parenthood will discuss sexuality and adolescents. To register, contact Heidi Mizell at 302-224-6020 or heidi.mizell@delautism.org.

  • Know Your Child’s Learning Style – October 24
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Gateway Lab School, in Wilmington. The Parent Information Center is hosting this workshop which will include review of learning styles; how learning styles influence behavior and academics; and purposefully supporting and promoting learning. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD – October 24
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. AUCD is hosting this webinar will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions. The presenter will be Connie Kasari, a professor of Human Development and Psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles. To register, visit the webinar description page.

  • Take Action Against Bullying Webinar – October 26
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Parent Information Center is hosting this webinar which will cover parent-oriented topics such as: warning signs of bullying, prevention tools to stop bullying, supporting the bullied child, and focusing on how to deal with bullying against LGBTQ students. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.
  • Down Syndrome Association of DE’s Teen/Adult Fall Dance – October 27
    7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at MOT Senior Center Inc., in Middletown. The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is hosting this event which will include music and light refreshments. Costumes are welcome; attendance is free. To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

  • 10th Annual Vision Conference – October 30
    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Clayton Hall Conference Center, in Newark. UD is partnering with the Vision Coalition of Delaware for this conference, titled Strengthening Partnerships in Health and Education: Delaware and the Nation. Community members from across Delaware will discuss the social determinants of education and health. Conference attendees and presenters will examine the issues facing Delaware communities, creating action steps to strengthen partnerships in education and health. For event information and to register, visit the conference site.

  • Legal Issues Workshop – October 30 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Autism Delaware, in Newark. Autism Delaware will be hosting speaker, James Bergmaier, who will discuss trusts, guardianships and financial planning. Contact Heidi Mizell for more information at 302-334-6020 or email heidi.mizell@delautism.org.

  • CLSC Open House – November 2
    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at CDS, 461 Wyoming Road, in Newark Meet CLSC program students and instructors from this innovative college opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities. Topics covered will include goal setting, campus life, academic opportunities, internships and life after CLSC. For more information about the Open House, contact Candy Greenleaf at candygre@udel.edu.

  • AUCD’s Annual Conference – November 5-8
    Conference will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, in Downtown Washington DC. AUCD is holding their annual conference titled Lift Your Voice! The theme of the conference is the importance that communication and advocacy, both collective and personal, have in our public lives. Network members, non-network organizational partners, experts from all across the disability field, individuals with disabilities, family members, and trainees are welcome. For event agenda, registration and more information, visit the AUCD Conference site.

  • Lunchtime Learning on Self-Care – November 9
    Noon – 1:00 p.m. at CDS, 461 Wyoming Road, in Newark. FAMILY MEMBERS AND PROFESSIONALS: Improve your child's outcomes by acting to reduce your stress and bypass burnout. Join Tia Barnes, assistant professor in UD’s Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, as she explains self-care and helps caregivers in attendance craft their own self-care plans. For more information or to register for the event, go here.

  • Take Action Against Bullying including LGBTQ Students – November 9
    Webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. The Parent information Center is hosting this webinar which will address parent-oriented topics including warning signs of bullying, prevention tools to stop bullying, supporting the bullied child, focusing on how to deal with bullying against an LGBT student. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • 2017 DE Epilepsy Conference – November 18
    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center at Christiana Care Hospital, in Newark. The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware is hosting a conference titled, Living your Best Life with Epilepsy, which is geared toward anyone affected by epilepsy. The conference is free to the public, for more information and to register, go here.

  • Stewards of Children Training – November 18
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Widener University Law School, in Wilmington. The Down Syndrome Association is partnering with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer the Stewards of Children Training to families. The training will teach adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The event will cater towards protecting children with disabilities but is open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

  • Know the Numbers Workshop – November 20
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Autism Delaware, in Lewes. Presentation will also be accessible on Facebook live. Autism Delaware staff will discuss understanding evaluations and what they mean in an educational setting.

  • Eligibility for Special Education Presentation – November 27
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at CHEER Community Center, in Georgetown. Parent Information Center will be hosting a presentation on educational evaluation, including the process to determine if a child has a qualifying disability to receive special education services and eligibility requirements for special education service sunder federal and state law. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • IEP Basics Workshop – November 30
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Lewes Presbyterian Church, in Lewes. The Parent Information Center is hosting this workshop, which will include an introduction to the Individualized Education Program and the “language” of special education; components of an IEP and use of data and understanding Present Level of Educational Performance (PLEP). To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

  • Autism DE’s Sussex Holiday Party – December 2
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, in Georgetown. Autism Delaware is hosting a holiday party for families affected by autism. Festivities include photos with Santa, potluck lunch and an opportunity to create holiday arts and crafts. To register, call 302-644-3410.

  • Communicating Effectively with School Staff – December 5
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Gateway Lab School, in Wilmington. Parent Information Center is hosting this presentation, which will address sharing information effectively, identifying and communicating concerns, and communicating in writing and listening strategies. To register, visit the Parent Information Center site.

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