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What’s Coming Up for Autism Delaware

A Message From Brian Hall, Executive Director, Autism Delaware

Published: August 1, 2022     by: Autism Delaware

In April, Brian Hall posted a letter offering to share the challenges we have faced over the past two-plus pandemic years, with the goal of correcting some misperceptions about our service delivery. This update shares some points about what Autism Delaware has been doing for the last two-plus years and how, through it all, we have maintained our deep commitment to continue serving individuals and families affected by autism.

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The Status of Autism Delaware’s Programs and Services

A Message From Brian Hall, Executive Director, Autism Delaware

Published: April 11, 2022     by: Autism Delaware

Autism Delaware has not discontinued all programming — we are facing significant challenges to some of our services and we have placed indoor, in-person events on pause during the pandemic out of concern for the safety of our community. But we are still serving people and families affected by autism across the First State every day and have been throughout the pandemic.

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Meet Alex and the Bear Named for Him

Keeping acceptance and inclusion going in Alex Eldreth’s name 

Published: April 5, 2022     by: Carla Koss

Among Autism Delaware’s planned activities to celebrate autism acceptance and inclusion month in April is the statewide introduction of Alex, the Autism Delaware bear. As a symbol, this teddy bear represents universal acceptance and inclusion as advocated by Alex Eldreth, who served as Autism Delaware’s policy and community outreach director from April 2014 until his unexpected death in November 2017.

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OPINION: Delaware Legislators Should Fully Fund the McNesby Act

We must pay our caregivers a living wage for the vital work they do

Published: March 27, 2022          By: Liz and Brendan O’Neill

The bad news is that our state is facing a crisis: Delaware citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are not getting the care that they need.

The good news is that we have the money and the mechanism to solve this crisis.

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Autism Delaware Celebrates 44 Days of Autism Acceptance and Inclusion

 Highlighting autism awareness and engagement from March 25 to May 7

Published: March 16, 2022     by: Autism Delaware

For 44 days, we are highlighting the great ways so many people are showing their support for autism acceptance and inclusion.

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Joe Principe Honored With Governor’s Volunteer Award

It started with wanting to make things better for his kids

Published: February 23, 2022     By: Lisa Walenceus and Carla Koss

Joe Principe will be recognized for more than 13 years of volunteer work with Autism Delaware when the 2021 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award is presented in a virtual Facebook Live ceremony on February 24, 2022, at 7:00 PM.

“Over the years, I’ve met many family members who are committed to helping to create a caring community around people with ASD. But the legacy Joe has established is simply amazing,” says Brian Hall, Autism Delaware’s executive director.

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Dr. Kerry Magro’s Autism Journey Brings Him to Autism Delaware

Nationally-known autistic activist, author, and speaker joins Autism Delaware board

Published: January 19, 2022     By: Lisa Walenceus

Dr. Kerry Magro, Ed.D., an award-winning speaker, best-selling author, and nationally known autism activist, joins the Autism Delaware board of directors this month to serve a three-year term as its newest member. His service to the autism community across Delaware is another step in an autism journey that is dedicated to helping others on the spectrum.

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