In response to an increased demand for employees with autism in Delaware companies, The Precisionists, a Wilmington-based startup, helps employ people with disabilities in jobs that suit an individual’s strengths and needs.
UD PhD student Martha Hall is working with the Move to Learn Innovation Lab to build a sense of independence for people with disabilities who have difficulty using zippers and buttons by designing adaptive jeans to fit their needs.
Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding is building the self-esteem and emotional control of individuals with disabilities with equine-assisted therapy, which helps improve balance, muscle strength and reflexes.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given final approval to Delaware’s Statewide Transition Plan for complying with the federal Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) final rule, which defines home and community-based settings for participants in Medicaid HCBS programs.
The federal Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which would convene a family caregiving advisory council and carries bipartisan support, is gaining momentum. The bill passed the Senate and now goes to the House of Representatives.