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Bill would expand Delaware Autism Program, provide resources statewide

Students downstate on the autism spectrum, such as seventh-grader Liberty, struggle to receive services when their school districts are not part of the Delaware Autism program. Rep. Earl Jacques says a new bill that involves hiring specialists to train teachers will help districts affordably offer autism resources.

DE State Rep. Kim Williams
Bill would give modified diploma to students with disabilities

Delaware students with disabilities who receive a “certificate of achievement” rather than a high school diploma are fearful of not meeting qualifications for jobs and college applications. A bill introduced by Rep. Kim Williams would replace the certificate with a “State of Delaware High School Diploma of Modified Performance Standards.”

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Preston’s Playground construction to begin in April

Equipment for the accessible Preston’s Playground has arrived in Delaware and construction in the playground will begin this spring. The playground will feature rubber play surfaces and accessible entrances that accommodate children who have mobility challenges.

National Review contributor Wesley J. Smith
Delaware push for intellectually disabled assisted suicide

In the National Review, a writer criticizes the Delaware bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide (PAS). He says some people with intellectual disabilities do not have the capacity to give informed consent and may be swayed by health care professionals with pro-PAS agendas.

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19 schools recognized for students’ academic achievement

The Delaware Department of Education named 15 schools 2017 Recognition Schools, an honor that comes with an $8,000 award. Three schools cited their PBS team as one of the reasons for their success.