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Nov. 27: CDS Lunchtime Learning

Center for Disabilities Studies session focuses on progress of state transition plan


1:06 p.m., Oct. 31, 2012--With the passage of Delaware Senate Concurrent Resolution 34, the State Transition Task Force for Emerging Adults with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs was formed. The task force was designed to research how adolescents and young adults with disabilities in Delaware are making the transition into adult services and develop a series of recommendations to address any gaps and barriers identified by the findings. 

Wendy Strauss, Meg Comeau and Terri Hancharick will present on “The State Transition Plan for Emerging Adults with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from noon-1 p.m. at the University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark.

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They will provide an update on the progress that the task force has made so far, reviewing where the gaps are and offering possible suggestions for the development of new services to fill those gaps. The task force has until the end of June to make recommendations and is interested in what attendees have to say.

Strauss is the director of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens, Comeau is the project director at the Catalyst Center at Boston University and Hancharick is a research associate at the Center for Disabilities Studies.

The Lunchtime Learning program is free of charge and open to the public. Contact Katie Hoffman at or 302-831-3632 to register; indicate if you need any accommodations. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Water and snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive before noon so the program can start on time.

About the Center for Disabilities Studies

The Center for Disabilities Studies supports the wellbeing, inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities and their families. The mission of the center is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities. 

CDS promotes independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond. 

For further information, visit the Center for Disabilities Studies website or call 302-831-6974.

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