Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- 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.
- Lunchtime Learning: Accessible Voting – September 30
Noon to 1 p.m. at CDS, 461 Wyoming Rd., in Newark. Come discover what the First State is doing to facilitate voting for people with disabilities. State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove, the Delaware Disabilities Law Program’s Brian Eng and self-advocate Daniese McMullin-Powell will discuss Delaware's online voter registration system, assistive technology at polling places, your rights as a voter and more. For more information and to register visit the event flyer.
- 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.
- Family Leadership Academy – October 8-9
100 Lagrange Rd., in Newark. This 2-day series will inspire and empower caregivers to become leaders in their communities. Participants will identify leadership opportunities on councils, boards, and committees where they will be able to share their passion for and knowledge of education. For more information and to register, visit the PIC of DE website.
- 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.
- Supporting Students with ADHD – October 17
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Hockessin PAL, 7259 Lancaster Pk., in Hockessin. This free workshop presented by the Parent Information Center of DE will discuss how ADHD affects students at school, strategies to support learning at home and accommodations and modifications. For more information and to register, visit the PIC of DE website.
- Disability Mentoring Day – October 19
Young adults with disabilities and employers from around the state will participate in this annual hands-on career exploration event. For more information, contact Candy Greenleaf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Communicating Effectively with School Staff – October 19
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Stubbs Elementary School, 1100 North Pine St., in Wilmington. This free workshop presented by the Parent Information Center of DE will discuss sharing information effectively, identifying and communicating concerns, communicating in writing and listening strategies. For more information and to register, visit the PIC of DE website.
- Pathways to Employment event – October 20
2 p.m. - p.m. at Delaware Park Casino, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., in Wilmington. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services will be hosting a special event showcasing their Pathways to Employment program, which supports low-income teens and young adults with disabilities in preparing for work, finding jobs, and succeeding in the workplace. Governor Jack Markell, DHSS Secretary Rita Landgraf and students who have recently gained employment will speak.
- Supporting Students with ADHD – October 20
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 26 Karlyn Dr., in New Castle. This free workshop presented by the Parent Information Center of DE will discuss how ADHD affects students at school, strategies to support learning at home and accommodations and modifications. For more information and to register, visit the PIC of DE website.
- JDRF One Walk (Wilmington) – October 23
9 a.m. at Rockford Park in Wilmington. The goal of this 5k walk is to raise money for type 1 diabetes research. For more information and to register, contact Catherine Alvarez at email@example.com or 302-888-1117.
- Bayada Resource Fair – November 3
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at University of Delaware's STAR Campus in Newark. This Bayada-hosted event will feature exhibitors from around the area, make-and-take activities for kids and door prizes. More information to come.
- JDRF One Walk (Dover) – November 5
10 a.m. at Silver Lake Park in Dover. The goal of this 5k walk is to raise money for type 1 diabetes research. For more information and to register, contact Catherine Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-888-1117.
- Artfest – November 12
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Absalom Jones Senior Center, 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Newport. Join us for our 10th annual Artfest community workshop and celebration. More details to come shortly.
- History, Memory and Disability Rights: Creating Inclusive Public Humanities Programs – November 19
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Rutgers University-Camden. This public humanities conference will feature the current research on the complex and complicated historical narrative that is the disability rights movement in the mid-Atlantic region. The program will focus on social attitudes and public policy efforts to marginalize individual citizens with developmental disabilities, as well as on the countervailing forces of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization. Afternoon workshops will address the use of history as a tool in community education and public advocacy pertaining to disability rights and interpretation of disability history at historic sites. For more information and to register, visit visit the event website.