Chuck Sawchenko leads a training session for first responders. Attendees sit around a conference table.
Delaware first responders receive autism training The Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism, administered by the Center for Disabilities Studies, held the first of several training sessions for first responders to learn about autism and other developmental disabilities.
Chuck Sawchenko leads a training session for first responders. Attendees are seated around a conference table and around the room. Many wear various uniforms.
“Treating people with compassion:” Delmarva first responders receive training on developmental disabilities First responders in Delaware and Maryland received training on interacting with individuals with developmental disabilities. Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism, administered by the Center for Disabilities Studies, hosted the event.
Small groups of people chat inside the new Kent/Sussex Assistive Technology Resource Center
Technology for ‘every Delaware zip code’ The Center for Disabilities Studies’ new Assistive Technology Resource Center in the Milford Wellness Village houses a library of devices available for free loan that can help people with disabilities “do the things that they want to do at home, at work, at school and in the community,” said Director Beth Mineo at the facility’s grand opening.
Hope Latimer demonstrates a large digital magnifier in the Kent/Sussex Assistive Technology Resource Center
Former Milford hospital’s gift shop becomes a hub for assistive tech The University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies celebrated the grand opening of its Kent/Sussex Assistive Technology Resource Center on June 15 at the Milford Wellness Village. The facility — part of the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative — houses literally something for anyone with a disability, said CDS Director Beth Mineo. Individuals can try out devices that interest them at home or at work, free, on loan.
Emily Ladau and Andy Jenks sit on stage in front of a blue velvet curtain. Andy has red hair and wears a blue blazer and is looking at Emily as she speaks. Emily has curly brown hair and wears glasses. She faces the audience.
‘Speak with a community, not for a community’ Disability advocate Emily Ladau argued that there is no single way to be an ally or activist in the disability community at the May 2 event hosted by Access:Ability Scholars.