Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) provides leadership on HHS policies that support the independence, health and productivity of elderly individuals and people with disabilities.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
The Office of Equity and Inclusion’s (OEI) mission is to provide leadership and support in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for all in our community. OEI is responsible for Title IX, non- discrimination, affirmative action policies and compliance, university diversity initiatives, and on-going education to the campus community in all of these areas. OEI provides support and resources for complainants during grievance procedures and assists with informal mediation and problem-solving of issues.
Parent Information Center of Delaware
The Parent Information Center of Delaware trains and informs parents and professionals, helps families obtain appropriate education and services for their children with disabilities, works to improve educational results for all children, resolves problems between families and schools or other agencies, and connects children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.
Ph.D. in School Psychology
The doctoral program yields a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in School Psychology. Consisting of a minimum of 109 credit hours, the program is designed to be completed in five years, although students often prefer six years (i.e., completing their dissertation prior to the internship). In addition to being awarded the Ph.D. upon completion of all program requirements, students are awarded the Specialist Degree in School Psychology.
Practice Without Pressure
Practice Without Pressure offers training and treatment to ensure that all people, especially those with disabilities, receive quality medical, dental and personal care with dignity and respect.
Pre-professional Speech/Language Pathology Specialization
Careers in speech and language pathology (SLP) usually require an advanced degree (MA or MS) in speech language pathology or in communication sciences and disorders. To ensure that students are adequately prepared for graduate-level training, most graduate programs require the completion of specific prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level. UD students who wish to prepare for graduate school in SLP should major in Cognitive Science with a specialization in pre-professional SLP. This area of specialization is designed to provide the pre-requisite requirements for most graduate programs.
Secondary Education Major
The University of Delaware is committed to providing quality Secondary Education programs that prepare young people to become highly qualified professional teachers. In four years, undergraduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in their content area and complete a set of pre-professional courses as well as a field experience that prepare them to teach in grades 7-12.
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered ensures that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities and chances to speak up to empower themselves as those without disabilities.
The Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
Special Olympics Delaware
Special Olympics Delaware provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities.