Posted on August 19, 2016
The numbers are concerning. The percentage of children with autism in Delaware schools has more than tripled over the past 12 years and services have failed to keep up. Families report waiting more than a year to receive an accurate diagnosis after they first notice symptoms. And 62 percent of children under five had to see at least three different clinicians before autism was identified.
Why is it still so hard for people with autism and their families to receive
This entry was posted in autism, Center for Disability Studies, developmental disabilities, employment, people with disabilities, training, Uncategorized, University of Delaware and tagged Autism Delaware, Blueprint for Collective Action, CDS video, Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Department of Public Health, Delaware Family Voices, Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA), Delaware schools, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children.
Posted on July 15, 2016
It happened again: another visit to a doctor’s office where my answer to a questionnaire about my mental health ended up affecting, adversely, the way they viewed me, communicated with me, treated me.
I always dread the question at health practitioners’ offices about which medications I’m taking. For the past 20 years I’ve wanted to dodge answering that I am on medication for bipolar disorder because once I do, the tone of the visit changes dramatically. My husband happened
Posted on May 13, 2016
I have always wanted to help my community, to do my part to make the community better. As a student with a disability, I don’t always get those opportunities. I finally got the chance to do this through the University of Delaware’s Alternative Spring Break Program, called UDaB, a program for UD students to serve communities across the country. During my trip, I lived with 21 other students for the week, sleeping in a church in Philadelphia and creating an
Posted on February 26, 2016
Recently a couple of friends suggested I should write about love since February is the month about love and matters of the heart. My first reaction was that I am no expert on love. I suggested that I would leave the discussion to Cupid and the cute trolls in the Disney movie Frozen, who are “the love experts.” Furthermore, since February is Heart Health Awareness month, the American Heart Association covers this subject with great tips.
The more I
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Posted on February 25, 2016
Question: How many times in the 15 debates for president have moderators specifically asked candidates about issues concerning disability?
a. 1 b. 5 c. 7 d. 11
If you answered b or c, thinking five or seven times sounds about right and should seem reasonable to the one-in-five people watching the debates who have a disability (and the more than 50 million Americans who live with a disability), you’re mistaken. The answer is “a” – one time. In September,
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