Posted on August 21, 2015
This couldn’t have come at a better time.
The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council, local law enforcement agencies, and the attorney general’s office have joined forces to bring much needed Crisis Intervention Team training to The First State.
CIT’s objective? To help law enforcement officers better understand the challenges that the intellectual and developmental disabilities communities face when it comes to interactions with law enforcement offers. It’s a matter of safety … for the IDD communities, of course, but also
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Posted on July 23, 2015
If only events like the one last Wednesday at the University of Delaware happened more often, and at far more institutions of higher learning. That day, young adults with intellectual disabilities and their families attended a student orientation for UD’s Career & Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) program, where the young adults learned how they would soon get the opportunity to extend their academic knowledge, sharpen their skills to live more autonomously, and refine their life and career goals.
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Posted on June 30, 2015
Why is the Center for Disabilities Studies launching a new blog? That’s easy: to engage the disability community, the public and policy makers in a provocative discussion of issues with the potential to bring about positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities.
How do we intend to do that? Well, for one thing, advocates and experts, people with disabilities and people without disabilities, will pose challenging questions at critically important times. CDS Director Beth Mineo does that in
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Posted on June 24, 2015
“This is not a film you’d see at a community film festival,” quipped the man standing before me at a film festival I attended in New York City. “It is too provocative.”
Indeed, the film “Yo, tambien” (or “You Too”), directed by Antonio Naharro and Álvaro Pastor, addresses taboos regarding disability and sexuality head-on. Spanish actors, Lola Dueñas and Pablo Pineda, star in this full-length film that follows the complex relationship that develops between two office colleagues, one with Down Syndrome and one
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