The Blueprint for Collective Action

The Blueprint for Collective Action is Delaware’s strategic plan to improve services and supports for individuals with autism.

Published in 2013, it is the result of a two-year comprehensive community needs assessment and planning process, with information gathered from and discussed among family members, people with ASD, providers and professionals, and other community members.

The ICA and DNEA use the Blueprint as a guide to focus their work.

The Blueprint outlines many recommendations in an effort to address the ongoing needs of infants, children, youth and adults with autism in Delaware, and the challenges in providing services and supports to them and their families. Recommendations fall under one of seven Improvement Areas.

Improvement Areas

  1. Identification, Diagnosis and Classification
  2. Training and Technical Assistance
  3. Pre-Professional Training
  4. Self-Determination, Self-advocacy and Social Network Development
  5. Transition to Adult Life
  6. Family Support and Stakeholder engagement
  7. Systems Coordination