At A Glance

Training & Technical Assistance

Thank you for your interest in the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA). Unfortunately, the DNEA did not receive state funding for the current year; these funds serve as the foundation for supporting the training, technical assistance, and family supports we offer across the state. As a result, the DNEA is no longer able to provide these services.

The University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies and Autism Delaware remain committed to providing high quality supports and services to the autism community and their families. Please contact us at the Center for Disabilities Studies at for additional information about autism trainings for professionals or Annalisa Ekbladh ( with Autism Delaware for information about family supports and trainings.


Information Dissemination

The DNEA helps the community stay informed by developing and distributing information and resources on issues that impact people with ASD and their families and professionals in the field. We help spread knowledge on evidence-based practices, highlight current research, and provide resource guides to professionals and families on supporting individuals with autism. You can check out the DNEA resources page to learn about autism, understanding the difference between a diagnosis and an educational classification, and follow links to outside resources.


Family Supports

Network-member Autism Delaware, provides training and family navigation services to individuals with ASD and their families. Families can call a navigator to seek guidance on issue-specific needs or just speak to someone who’s been through a similar experience. Family Navigators guide families on issues such as navigating health and insurance challenges, understanding an autism diagnosis and classification, identifying community providers and resources, or support in transition and adult services. Trainings for parents and caregivers are offered continuously throughout the year on topics ranging to support parent education and advocacy.  Click here to learn more about supports to families offered by Autism Delaware.