The University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) is the largest research and public service center in the College of Education and Human Development. It promotes the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of society. The Center accomplishes this through education, service, information dissemination, and research.
The Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA), which is housed in the Health and Wellness Unit at CDS, helps the community stay informed by developing and distributing information and resources on issues that impact people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families, and professionals who support this growing population of Delawareans. The DNEA engages in training, technical assistance, and information dissemination activities to promote the use of evidence-based practices in education, social services, healthcare, and vocational training. Through its partnership with Autism Delaware, the DNEA also connects families and individuals with autism to resources in the community.