In 1998 there were few informational resources for the autism community
Published: June 2, 2023 by: Carla Koss, editor of The Sun
In November 1998, the first monthly issue of The Sun was created in a word-processing program and distributed by placing a copy in each Delaware Autism Program (DAP) student’s backpack to take home to their parents. In addition to introducing the recently established Autism Society of Delaware, the first issue included a list of upcoming events, an overview of the committees that were formed to follow the work, a few relevant news items, and an ad asking for testimonials about treatments or therapies that either worked or didn’t.
The Sun mailing list has gradually expanded to include all First State schools enrolling students with autism as well as DAP schools. The distribution list also includes past contributors to the newsletter and anyone requesting to be added to the list, plus Delaware’s elected officials, including the governor, lieutenant governor, and all Delaware General Assembly legislators.