We Help People And Families Affected By Autism

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Growing to Meet the Need

Annual Budgeting & Staffing

Between 2002 and today the prevalence of autism grew from 1 in 150 to 1 in 68. Autism Delaware has been working to grow as quickly as possible to meet the rising needs in our state. Between 1998 and 2017 our budget grew from nothing to $3.9 million annually and we grew from no staff in 1998 to more than 90 today.

National Rate

2000: 1 in 150
2004: 1 in 125
2006: 1 in 110
2008: 1 in 88
2010: 1 in 68
2017: 1 in 68

Number of Students with ASD classification
in Delaware Public Schools

2000: 325
2004: 530
2006: 714
2008: 864
2015: 1,660
2017: 1,899

Number of POW&R Participants

The POW&R adult vocational services program has steadily increased the number of people it serves over the past 10 years, beginning with planning in 2007 and increasing to 151 total participants in 2017.

Number of Events

Family Support provides a wide number of social, recreational, training and supports each year – over the past 6 years the number and variety has grown substantially.

Family Navigator Contacts

Family navigators take calls and visits with individuals and families to help answer their questions and connect them with available resources. Given the rise in autism prevalence, it’s no surprise that our number of contacts has increased markedly.

* Note that follow-up calls are included in this count so the total includes the number of contacts made, not the number of individuals/families served.

How did Autism Delaware spend it’s money?

According to Autism Delaware’s fiscal year 2017 990 (the IRS tax filing required of all non-profit organizations) the organization spent $3,147,896, of which $2,781,056 (or 88%) was spent on programming – including POW&R, family support, and advocacy. Management and general expenses made up $157,376 (or 5%) and fundraising cost the organization $209,464 (or 7% of total expenses).

Autism Delaware is an independent 501c3 organization based in Delaware to benefit Delawareans affected by autism.






Management & General

Where did Autism Delaware get its money?

According to our FY 2017 990, Autism Delaware’s revenue comes from a combination of program income ($2,069,179 that includes contracts for POW&R services through Delaware DDDS and DVR, as well as some income from family support events and other programs), contributions and fundraising ($948,964), and investment income ($54,940).

If there are surplus funds, they are are invested in order to secure the long term health of the organization – to make sure we are able to continue making an impact for years to come.


Program Income


Contributions and Fundraising


Investment Income

What did it cost to run POW&R for fiscal year 2017?

FY 2017 ended on June 30, 2017


POW&R Total Program Income


POW&R Total Program Expense


Needed to Support POW&R

What did it cost to run Family Support & Advocacy for 2017?

FY 2017 ended on June 30, 2017


Family Support Program Income


Family Support Program Expense


Needed for Family Support Program

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Phone: 302-224-6020
Fax: 302-224-6017

New Castle County

924 Old Harmony Road
Suite 201
Newark, DE 19713

Sussex County

17517 Nassau Commons Blvd.
Unit 1
Lewes, DE 19958

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The United Way of Delaware Designation Number 9234. Southeastern PA Designation Number 12598. Autism Delaware is a Non-Profit 501(c) (3) Organization. Autism Delaware™, POW&R™, Productive Opportunities for Work & Recreation™, and the puzzle-piece logo are trademarks or service marks of Autism Delaware Inc.