LEND student Oshay Johnson
Family mentors nurture future service providers’ compassion, creativity in CDS program

Tomorrow’s health and education professionals experience daily life with children with developmental disabilities in CDS’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program

Stephanie Kaznica, on the right, leads a discussion at CDS
New coordinator has personal stake in grad student disability education program

Stephanie Kaznica, whose daughter has an autism diagnosis, contributes more than time to the UD training program for pre-professionals.

CDS Associate Director Brian Freedman, Cape Henlopen High School student Zach Simpler, and Gov. John Carney pose at bill signing
New scholarship to help students with intellectual disabilities pursue college education

The Delaware Advance Scholarship Program, which was signed into law earlier this month, will provide grants to defray tuition costs for students with intellectual disabilities attending college programs. Combined with other state sources of financial aid, the Advance Scholarship will give students greater access to transition programs that hone their academic, career and independent living skills. Currently, UD’s Career and Life Studies Certificate is the only such program that exists in-state.

CDS Associate Director Brian Freedman
CDS associate director to students with intellectual disabilities, families: college is an option

Audience members at the Williams Syndrome Association national conference learned how UD’s Career and Life Studies Certificate prepares transition-age students for adulthood.

Governor John Carney signs HB 326 into law as advocates look on
New law creates tuition assistance for students with intellectual disabilities in college programs

Gov. John Carney today ensured that students with intellectual disabilities will gain greater access to postsecondary education by signing into law a bill creating the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program. It defrays tuition costs for college programs that enable students to hone the skills they need for a successful transition to adult life.