The Process


Because Autism Delaware’s advocacy is mostly focused on state-level issues, most of the content in these pages apply to how to effect change in Delaware. Federal information can be found in the “Government Links” and “Issues and Positions” pages.

Policymaking is an ongoing process. The Delaware legislature meets January through June, but the legislators meet with constituents at any time. Regulations by executive agencies are issued for public comment year-round. And the budget process for the next fiscal year starts nearly as soon as the ink of governor’s signature on the current year’s budget has dried. Understanding how these processes work is key to accomplishing progress for people and families affected by autism!