Man looks at ticket dispenser
Disability rights advocates say new funding for transit access is critical: ‘Transportation is the key to everything’ Center for Disabilities Studies Director Beth Mineo and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discuss the need for accessible transportation after President Biden signed federal infrastructure legislation allocating $1.75 billion for accessible transit station upgrades. Some 20 percent of stations nationally reportedly don’t meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Anna using Facetime to stay connected
Staying socially connected through assistive technology No matter where she is, Anna Sabo stays connected to family and friends, chatting with her cousin via FaceTime during a road trip to Wyoming, singing along with musicals, and attending dance classes via Zoom. Anna, 11, obtained the technology she needs to keep in touch through the Center for Disabilities Studies’ CSI Delaware program.
UD’s Spectrum Scholars program seeks to create career opportunities
UD’s Spectrum Scholars program seeks to create career opportunities A major focus of the program, which is administered by the Center for Disabilities Studies, is career development. That’s because young people with autism are underrepresented in the workforce.
The top of an information sheet containing contact information for state agencies and nonprofits offering assistance with Covid testing, vaccination, mental and behavioral health and other critical resources. The sheet is titled Covid and Beyond: Emergency resources for children and youth with disabilities
CDS webinar showcases resources for wellbeing, social connection during pandemic The Center for Disabilities Studies revealed new resources to keep Delawareans with disabilities healthy and safe amid the disruptions caused by Covid-19 at an online event April 30.
A Black man holds his bare arm out for a medical worker in a sterile gown, goggles and gloves to give him a shot.
Disability and public health experts tackle vaccine availability, inequitable allocation in webinar Most Delawareans with disabilities are either eligible for coronavirus vaccination already or will be when the next phase begins, said presenters at a Feb. 24 CDS event. However, barriers to access have made distribution difficult.