Center for Disabilities Studies: Events Calendar
- Dodgeball Madness – March 25
8 a.m. at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden. Delaware State Troopers Association is holding an annual dodgeball tournament to support Special Olympics Delaware. For more information contact Corrine Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Family SHADE Fitness Workshop – March 27
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Dover Public Library, in Dover. Family members and professional caregivers for children with special health care needs are invited to this interactive workshop, which will cover ways to encourage physical activity for fun and fitness. You can register here. For more information, contact Bhavana Viswanathan at email@example.com or 302-831-8374.
- Practice without Pressure Open House – March 30
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 3105 Limestone Rd., Suite #210, in Wilmington. Practice without Pressure is holding an Open House to demonstrate its step-by-step approach to prepare people for doctor visits who might fear certain medical procedures. It is focused on ensuring people with disabilities can comfortably access all types of medical, dental and personal care. To RSVP, call 302-635-7837.
- Walk for Autism (Lewis) – April 1
Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk starts at 11 a.m. Cape Henlopen State Park, in Lewes. Austim Delaware will host their annual Walk for Autism awareness event during Autism Awareness Month. For more information on the event and how you can participate and/or donate, visit the Autism Delaware website.
- Autism Delaware Easter Train Ride – April 2
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Wilmington and Western Railroad, in Wilmington. Autism Delaware is holding an Easter event that includes a train ride, gift bags with or without candy and a visit from the Easter Bunny. To purchase tickets or donate, visit the registration form on the DonorPerfect website, and for more information, contact Kris Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org..
- Family SHADE Networking Breakfast – April 5
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Autism Delaware, 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd., in Lewes. Representatives from organizations serving children with special health care needs, as well as other interested members of the public, are invited to attend Family SHADE’s Networking Breakfast. Each organization that attends will have an opportunity to share information about upcoming activities and new initiatives with the group. Attendees are welcome to bring flyers and brochures to share with others. For more information and to RSVP, contact Bhavana Viswanathan at email@example.com or 302-831-8374.
- Smart Cookie Day 2017 – April 6
Legislative Hall, Legislative Ave., in Dover. Autism Delaware's will host their annual advocacy event where advocates and family members meet with Delaware legislators to tell them about the concerns regarding autism and to thank them for their support. For more information on how to get invovled, visit Autism Delaware's Smart Cookie Day website.
- Lunchtime Learning : Acing the Transition – April 7 [RESCHEDULED]
Noon – 1 p.m. at UD Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Rd., in Newark. Come discover how high school students with disabilities can spend part of their summer preparing for a smooth and fulfilling transition to college or a career. Join CDS’s Brian Freedman as he discusses how these programs enable students to make informed decisions about their future path, how they strengthen students’ independent living skills. Sign up by registering here, or contact Karl Malgiero at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-2772.
- Walk for Autism (Wilmington) – April 8
Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk starts at 11 a.m. Fox Point State Park, Hay Rd., in Wilmington. Austim Delaware will host their annual Walk for Autism awareness event during Autism Awareness Month. For more information on the event and how you can participate and/or donate, visit the Autism Delaware website.
- Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt – April 8
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Glasgow Park, in Newark. True Life Church is sponsoring a free Easter Egg Hunt for children with special health care needs between ages 2 – 12, as well as their families. For more information, view the Easter Egg Hunt flier, and to register, visit the True Life Church website.
- Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 5K Run/Walk – April 15
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m., run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. at Frawley Stadium, in Wilmington. The Ronald McDonald House is holding its annual fundraising 5K run/walk, which this year will also include a 1-mile Fun Walk and a Kid’s Corner with games and activities. For more information, to register or to donate, visit the Ronald McDonald House website or contact Dawn Brooks at email@example.com or 302-428-5315.
- Lunchtime Learning: Dental Care and Disability – April 19
oon – 1 p.m. at UD Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Rd., in Newark, Del. Why do 41% of Delawareans with disabilities who participated in a recent study say they hadn’t visited the dentist in at least a year? Jae Chul Lee, director of the CDS Health and Wellness unit, reveals preliminary findings from the research he’s been doing to answer that question. While Nicholas Conte, the state dental director, will discuss how those findings could help improve access to dental care for people with disabilities dentists. Sign up by registering here, or contact Karl Malgiero at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-2772.
- Advances in the Management of Epilepsy in Children – April 22
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, in Wilmington. The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware and Nemours are hosting a free event in which neurological experts will discuss recent advances in diagnosis, management and support for children with epilepsy and their families. There will also be a panel discussion and Q & A session. For more information, view the Advances in the Management of Epilepsy in Children flier. To RSVP, email Allison Micich at email@example.com with the names of those attending. The deadline to RSVP is April 14.
- Taking the Anxiety Out of a Visit to the ER – April 26
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at Autism Delaware, 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd., in Lewes. Autism Delaware is hosting a talk by Catherine Murphy, MSN, RN, on how families affected by autism spectrum disorder can reduce the tension and stress of emergency room trips. There will be a Q & A session. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. To reserve a space, call 302-644-3410 before April 20.
- Family SHADE Networking Breakfast – May 3
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Bayada Pediatrics, 15 Reeds Way, in New Castle. Representatives from organizations serving children with special healthcare needs, as well as other interested members of the public, are invited to attend Family SHADE’s Networking Breakfast. Each organization that attends will have an opportunity to share information about upcoming activities and new initiatives with the group. Attendees are welcome to bring flyers and brochures to share with others. For more information and to RSVP, contact Bhavana Viswanathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-8374.
- Walk to Create a World Free of MS – May 7
Site opens at 9:00 a.m., walk begins at 10:00 a.m., at Paper Mill Park, in Newark. The National MS Society is holding a fundraising walk in Paper Mill Park. To learn more, register or donate, visit the Walk MS: Paper Mill Park 2017 webpage.
- Delaware’s 23 Annual Inclusion Conference – May 23 [RESCHEDULED]
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at Dover Downs Hotel, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy., in Dover. Keynote speaker Frances Stetson will give a talk titled “Shared Ownership” about uniting special education services, and other sessions will consider AIM, cultural competency and supports for mental and emotional well-being. For more information and to register, visit the Inclusion Conference website.