Spectrum Scholars Melissa Gatti and Andrew Martin, and Spectrum Scholars Program Manager Wes Garton, smile for the camera.
Making an impact: the Delaware UCEDD’s Spectrum Scholars The University of Delaware’s Spectrum Scholars, a college-to-career program for autistic students launched in 2018, has graduated its first two students.
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For The Record, June 16, 2023 CDS research manager Jess Monahan’s publication in a peer-reviewed journal concerning mental health assessments of autistic college students and CDS Health and Wellness unit director Sarah Mallory’s conference award for her presentation on COVID-19 vaccine access for people with disabilities are highlighted in this roundup of UD-campus achievements.
Karen Latimer demonstrates an assistive technology device to an older couple
New technology gives older adults, disability community sense of independence Karen Latimer of the CDS-run Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) demonstrated devices that can help older Delawareans remain independent and safe in their homes at a May 15 event held with the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities. Devices that support individuals with disabilities throughout the life span are available at DATI’s resource centers for a free trial period.
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Presentation on autism and mental health will focus on improving care Because certain mental health conditions can present differently in people with autism, and be experienced more often by these individuals, the CDS-led Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA) will hold an online training May 16 for clinicians, family members and others. Participants can increase their understanding of autism and co-occurring diagnoses so they can better support autistic individuals and their mental health. DNEA Director Alicia Fletcher will co-present.
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Assistive technology for seniors is topic May 15 Karen Latimer, from the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) housed at CDS, will present to the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities on May 15. She will demonstrate assistive technology and describe services available statewide through the DATI.