Delaware’s Legislative Hall, in Dover, will be lit up red from July 20 to 22 to celebrate the Special Olympics 50th anniversary and the organization’s mission to end discrimination against individuals with intellectual disabilities and promote inclusion. Special Olympics includes more than 5 million athletes and partners across 170 countries.
A UD telehealth seminar in its third year aims to have more healthcare organizations employing teleconferencing as a way to virtually connect medical professionals with patients.
Disability rights groups say they are worried that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, may weaken laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in schools, employment and health care. Advocates report Kavanaugh is known for striking down agency regulations and has a history of hostility toward civil rights.
Gov. John Carney recently signed legislation to attempt to reduce out-of-school suspensions by requiring Delaware schools to report their suspension rates for the past three years and develop corrective action plans if the rates are excessively high. This move follows findings from the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware which show African American students are suspended three to four times more than their white peers and students with disabilities are suspended twice as much.