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Working to ensure that people with developmental disabilities enjoy the same quality of life as the rest of society.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Children & Families Committee
February 4, 2015 at 9:30 A.M.
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Consumer Caucus Committee
February 7, 2015 at 10:30 A.M.
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Executive Committee
February 11, 2015 at 9:30 A.M.
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Adult Issues Committee
February 20, 2015 at 9:30 A.M.
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Events

8th Annual Disability Day
Please join us on March 25, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE for the 8th Annual Disability Day!

2015 Junior Partners in Policymaking:
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Junior Partners in Poicymaking program that will be held July 12-17, 2015. Click here to download an application. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.

Junior Partners in Policymaking is an exciting summer program for young adults ages 15 - 22. It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Dover in Dover, Delaware where participants live and learn for five nights and six days. Junior Partners in Policymaking was designed to meet the changing needs of young adults with and without disabilities as they move towards adult independence. Our classes will teach you about:

  • The importance of self-determination
  • Ways to self-advocate for the issues most important to you
  • Your rights in and out of school
  • Laws that affect how people are treated, especially individuals with disabilities
  • How to make your own impact on public policy (laws)
  • How to plan the future YOU WANT

Click here to download the Junior Partners in Policymaking program brochure, print and share it with your family and friends!

Hot Topics

* Delaware Lt. Governor, Matt Denn, and Deputy Attorney General, Patricia Dailey-Lewis, Release 1st Report on Public School Anti-Bullying Compliance. "Unfinished Business: Implementation by Delaware Public Schools of the State's 2012 Anti-Bullying Laws."

* Restraint and Seclusion in Delaware Schools: Fact Sheet Restraints and Seclusions For more information on Restraint and Seclusion please visit our resource page.)

* Employment First National Resource List

* A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities From Delaware Governor Jack Markell, National Governors Association Chair, 2012-2013

* Information for Foster Care Parents from the DDC.