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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

Victims Rights Task Force: Disabilities Subcommittee Meeting
October 1, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.

Partners Oversight Committee Meeting: 2015 Junior Partners Planning
October 1, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.

Children & Families Committee Meeting
October 7, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.

DDC Executive Committee
October 8, 2014 at 9:30 A.M.

Adult Issues Committee Meeting
October 17, 2014 at 9:30 A.M.

Hot Topics

Delaware Self-Advocacy Conference
2014 Delaware Self-Advocacy Conference: "The Power of You: 25 Years of the ADA"
The Delaware Self-Advocacy Conference is about people with all disabilities having a voice, building their independence and self-determination, and advocating for support for themselves and others. Topics of discussion will include self-advocacy and community living. This year we welcome Keynote Speaker: Mr. Aaron Bishop, Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

WHEN: Saturday, October 18th
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Doors open at 8 AM for check-in)

WHERE: The Delaware National Guard/Smyrna Readiness Center
103 Artisan Drive, Smyrna, DE 19977
(Signs will be posted)

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Deadline to register is Friday, October 3rd.

* The 2014 Disability Ball will be held Friday, November 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. Tickets are $60 each, if purchased by September 19; or $70 each, if purchased between September 20 and October 17. No tickets will be sold after October 17, and no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information or to order tickets, click here.

* 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.

* Visit our National Organization - National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.