There are a lot of different terms related to neurodiversity. This resource guide defines some key terms and provides some useful tips and resources about autistic culture.
Supported decision-making (SDM) allows people with disabilities to get the help they may need to make choices about their personal lives, healthcare, and/or finances. This resource guide explores SMD and provides information about how it is different from guardianship. Delaware specific resource links are provided.
Many people with disabilities do not receive adequate sex education. Additionally, they may have a more challenging time recognizing this information or understanding and applying what they have learned. This resource guide provides evidence-based resources, including some Delaware specific resources.
Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities and people perceived as disabled. Ableism characterizes people as defined by their disabilities as inferior to people without an identified disability. It’s important that professionals understand what ableism is, reflect on the language they use in their communication, and use non-ableist language alternatives to describe autism and autistic people.