Eli Larts runs onto the Carpenter Center Court with Ebby Asamoah during Delaware basketball's Hoopla preseason basketball gathering.
Blue Hens open basketball season teamed with boy battling Sickle Cell Disease

Eli Larts, a sixth-grader from Newark, was connected to the UD men’s basketball team through TEAM Impact, a national non-profit organization that connects children with illness or disability to college teams. Larts will visit the team during practices and will attend games and community events.

A Special Olympics athlete runs down the football field.
Special Olympics Fall Sports Festival celebrates athletes of all ages, skills

400 Special Olympics athletes took part in the annual festival held at St. Andrew’s School outside of Middletown.

Lois Curtis sits at a conference table, smiling brightly.
Lois Curtis, who won a landmark civil rights case for people with disabilities, died

Curtis was the respondent in Olmstead vs. LC, the landmark Supreme Court case that established legal rights of persons with disabilities to live in their communities.

A student sits in a classroom desk, leaning their head on their hand and an unengaged expression as students in motion move around them.
Students With Disabilities Urge Smoother Transition to College

The RISE Act would require institutions of higher education to accept IEPs and K-12 evaluations as proof of need for accommodations. Introduced in 2016, it was included in mental health legislation passed by the House in late September.