We Help People And Families Affected By Autism

Please support our mission with your donation.

Please consider how your family can help today! Engage as a volunteer, give a donation, and inspire others to follow your example. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a new report raising the number of children affected by autism to 1 in 44, up from their estimate of 1 in 54 three years ago. Delaware is not immune to this trend. The growing prevalence of autism requires more families to join our mission to help families helping families. 

Many Autism Delaware staff have a direct connection to autism. We get it because we’ve been there. If your family or a family you know needs support, we are here to help. 

Meet the Principe Family

Twenty-one years ago, like most young parents affected by autism spectrum disorder,  Joe and Deanna Principe were looking for answers and a support system that would help them help their children. Their daughter, Sami, had just been diagnosed with autism and their son, Joey, who would be diagnosed with autism six years later, had many needs that were unique to his development. 

Learn more about the Principe family’s autism journey …

Support the Autism Delaware Annual Fund today.

Your donation helps us support famlies helping families helping families.

To donate by mail, please forward your gift made out to Autism Delaware to one of our two office locations:

924 Old Harmony Rd., Suite 201, Newark, DE  19713 or 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd., Unit 1, Lewes, DE  19958


Direct Giving

The most cost-efficient way to support Autism Delaware’s work is through an unrestricted financial gift. These funds support the day-to-day work of Autism Delaware including: Family Supports, POW&R, social/rec events, and advocacy. If possible, choose to give a recurring gift so we can better plan and budget our programming. Thank you!

Major Fundraising Events to Benefit Autism Delaware

Autism Delaware runs four major events each year to raise money and friends. Funds raised from these events support our statewide services. We invite you to attend, be a sponsor and invite your friends to have fun and raise money for Autism Delaware!  Click the events below for more information and sponsorship opportunities.


Volunteers are critical in all aspects of our operations and we simply could not provide the range of services, events, and resources that we do without them. Click below to learn more:

Organize And Run Your Own Fundraiser

We love working with individuals and companies who want to run fundraisers to benefit our work! If you want to run your own event, please contact David Woods, Development Director, at 302-224-6020 x206 or david.woods@delautism.org.

Many of these events take place in or around April, Autism Awareness Month. Examples of events run by our supporters include: a dance showcase, motorcycle rides, paint nights, dodgeball tournaments, beef and beers, blue jeans days at work… and so much more. Small or large, every fundraising event counts. The only limit to fundraising is your imagination! Please consider organizing an event to raise funds and awareness for autism today.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is a simple and effective way for employees to support Autism Delaware’s mission. No matter how small the contribution, every dollar adds up to make a difference.

United Way Giving:
The United Way of Delaware Designation Number 9234. 
Southeastern PA Designation Number 12598.

Contact Autism Delaware

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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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