Natalie Rohe plays with toys on the floor
Spicing up a wardrobe with modified jeans to simplify life

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.

Young man rides horse during therapeutic horseback riding session
The many benefits of horseplay: ‘makes me feel free’

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.

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State gets final federal approval of transition plan for compliance with home and community-based services rule

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.

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Caregivers Act clears senate

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.

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Truckers raise funds for Special Olympics Delaware

A record 243 truck drivers participated in the 2017 Delaware Truck Convoy hosted by Special Olympics, raising more than $61,000 for the organization.