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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Delaware Department of Education (DOE) contracts with the Center for Disabilities Studies to support its administration of 21st CCLC grantees in Delaware.  CDS monitors all of the sites receiving grants from the Department of Education to collect information related to the sites implementation of quality afterschool programming.  There are currently 22 grantees operating 44 sites in Delaware. More…


The ACCESS project (Adapting Curriculum and Classroom Environments for Student Success) focuses on both access to the academic curriculum and inclusive environments for students with intellectual disabilities. Funded by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), ACCESS carries out several activities that serve students with significant intellectual disabilities, their teachers, administrators, additional school personnel and families. More...

Assistive Technology (AT)

Anything that makes a task easier to complete is assistive technology (AT). The Delaware Assitive Technology Initiative (DATI) is a major part of the Center's AT efforts. CDS also is involved in several other projects to bring AT to people of all ages to give them access to the tools they need to live life more fully.  More...

Community Connectors

This program is for young adults. It provides participants with opportunities to learn leadership skills while socializing and connecting with their peers and community. Fact sheet     Connectors in the news

Delaware Positive Behavior Support (DE-PBS)

The systems change goal of the Delaware Positive Behavior Support Initiative is to have every teacher and administrator in every school district in the state knowledgeable about and engaged in the use of Positive Behavior Supports as a means to enhance the learning of every student. More…

Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities

Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HDWD develops and implements various health initiatives and health promotion activities in collaboration with state and community partners; analyzes data related to health and disabilities; raises awareness about health and wellness issues encountered by individuals with disabilities; works to improve access to and inclusion in health care and wellness activities; and provides technical assistance to state and community agencies about health and disability-related issues. For more information, contact Eileen Sparling: 302.831.8802 or sparling@udel.edu.