Introducing The Delaware Parent Partners Program

Delaware Family Voices (DEFV) is dedicated to helping families of children with chronic medical conditions. As an ongoing part of DEFV’s effort to support these families, through a grant awarded to the Department of Public Health, and in partnership with Family SHADE, DEFV has created the Parent Partners Program. What is the Parent Partners Program? The […]

Delaware Departments To Hold Public Hearings

Let your voice be heard! Delaware agencies will hold public hearings in August to gather your input on state-wide regulations. In June of 2012, Governor Markell signed Executive Order 36. This Order establishes a periodic review of all Delaware agency regulations that are three years or older. All State agencies are also required to gather public […]

SPEAKall! An App for Autism And Severe Communication Disorders

Enhancing communication skills for children with severe communication disorders. Students in the EPICS Department at Purdue University have developed a new application for Apple’s iPad that helps children with severe autism learn how to communicate. The app, SPEAKall!, is designed specifically to help children with special needs learn the process of constructing sentences. Children with severe communication […]

Camp Developing Minds

Calling all campers! Camp Developing Minds is offering two camp sessions this July. Why send your child ot an ordinary half-day camp where they only sing songs and make crafts when you could send them to Camp Developing Minds! This week-long camp is designed to enrich and assist children with increased social awareness and self-management […]

Community Emergency Response Team Training

Interested in being better prepared in the event of a catastrophic disaster? The Kent County Coalition of Delaware is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training on Friday, July 13, 2012 and Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. The CERT training is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and […]

Button Cell Batteries – What Every Parent Needs To Know

Button cell batteries – they are everywhere! In watches, cell phones, toys, hearing aids, even flashlights. They power many items we come across in our every day lives. But are you aware of the potential hazard button cell batteries pose for our littlest ones? According to Medline Plus, the number of children treated in emergency […]

Autism Study – Parent Input Request

Looking for Delaware parents and guardians of children ages ten and under diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to participate in a dissertation study. If your child has been diagnosed in the past 1-5 years with an autism spectrum disorder and you are a resident of the state of Delaware, you are invited to participate in an interview regarding autism. […]

The May Issue of The Voice Is Here!

The May 2012 edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Voice, is now available. Featured articles include: The Able Act Meet Senator Carper Medicaid and Managed Care Questions? Parent to Parent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) App Rec4 All Get The Facts In Memorium – Katie Beckett Check it out today! Want to learn more? Let […]

Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) has produced a video called “Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know” which can be viewed at the following link: As per their website The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted […]

Statewide Needs Assessment Survey: Autism Spectrum Disorders

The University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies is conducting a statewide needs assessment survey for families and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We hope to get parents/guardians and individuals to complete a survey telling us what they think of the health and education services they receive and to get their points of view about […]


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