• DNEA First Responder Program Wins Compassionate Champion Award!

    May 14, 2024

    The DNEA is proud to announce that its First Responder Training Program was selected to receive a 2024 Compassionate Champion Award in the first responder category. The award was presented on May 7th on behalf of the Family Services Cabinet Council, Tr …

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  • April is Autism Inclusion Month!

    April 8, 2024

    At the DNEA, we recognize the importance of mental health for all individuals. We created a catalog of trainings about autism and mental health that review the importance of neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed care. As part of Autism Inclusion …

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  • Autism and IDD Training for First Responders

    March 25, 2024

    Learn about autism and other developmental disabilities from a law enforcement and family perspective. This training presented by Retired Lieutenant Chuck Sawchenko, focuses on de-escalation strategies and is conducted through lectures, interactive lea …

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  • Autism and Epilepsy: Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification

    March 11, 2024

    Join the DNEA with the The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware on Wednesday, March20 at 11 am for a virtual two-hour training on the connection between Autism and Epilepsy. Registration is required. This course will review the core characteristics of autis …

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  • Meet the Panel! My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit

    February 23, 2024

      MEET THE PANEL: Join the My Life, My Decisions Summit on March 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the University of Delaware STAR Tower Audion to hear Delaware self-advocates discuss how they live a self-determined life. Visit cds.udel.edu/mylife to learn mo …

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  • My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit

    September 25, 2023

    Join the My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit on March 7th from 1-4pm to learn more about supported decision-making and the resources that are available in Delaware. The summit will start with a panel discussion of people with disa …

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    June 22, 2023

    Join the DNEA with the Swank Autism Center, housed at Nemours, on Wednesday, June 26th at noon for a virtual one-hour workshop on Providing Neurodiversity-Affirming Care to Autistic Youth and Families. Registration is required. This training will addre …

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    Presentation on autism and mental health will focus on improving care

    May 15, 2023

    Alisha Fletcher, director of the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism, which is led by the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies sat down with Matt McDonald of Bay to Bay News to discuss autism and mental health in advance of DN …

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  • 1 in 36 8-year-old children living in ADDM Network sites were identified with ASD in 2020 according to the CDC.

    Updated Data and Statistics on Autism Spectrum Disorder

    April 25, 2023

    About 1 in 36 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

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  • Autism and Mental Health Training

    April 4, 2023

    May is Trauma Awareness Month! Join the DNEA and Trauma Matters Delaware on Tuesday, May 16th at 9:00 for a virtual two-hour training on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health. Registration is required.  This course, Autism and Mental Health, Appro …

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