Delaware Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
 For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
 STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care
Needs.
DEVELOPMENTAL 
DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY  Organizations 


UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED 
 Programs 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ages 3 through 5.  STATE VOCATIONAL
 Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
MENTAL HEALTH Agency  
EARLY 
Intervention System.
MENTAL HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS  Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH /Retardation STATE VOCATIONAL 
Rehabilitation Agency.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

 

 STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Martha Brooks, Director
Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Group
Department of Education
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903
            (302) 739-5471      
E-mail: mbrooks@state.de.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Martha Toomey, 619 Coordinator
Exceptional Children and Early Childhood Group
Department of Education
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903
            (302) 739-4667      
E-mail: mtoomey@state.de.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Rosanne Griff-Cabelli, Part C Coordinator
Management Svcs. Division
Health and Social Services, 2nd Floor, Room 204
1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
            (302) 577-4647      
E-mail: rcabelli@state.de.us

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Andrea S. Guest, Director
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4425 North Market Street
P. O. Box 9969
Wilmington, DE 19809-0969
            (302) 761-8275      ;             (302) 761-8336       (TTY)

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Adam W. Fisher, Education Associate
Vocational Technology Education & School to Work Transition
Department of Education
P. O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903
            (302) 739-4638      
E-mail: afisher@state.de.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Thomas M. Fritz, Director
Division of Alcoholism, Drug Abuse & Mental Health
Department of Health & Social Services
1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
            (302) 577-4461      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN

Julian R. Taplin, Director
Division of Child Mental Health Services
Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805-1195
            (302) 633-2600      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

William E. Love, Director
Division of Mental Retardation
Department of Health & Social Services
Jesse Cooper Building
P.O. Box 637/Federal Street
Dover, DE 19903
            (302) 739-4386      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

James F. Linehan, Director
Delaware Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
821 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 108
Townsend Building
Dover, DE 19904
            (302) 739-3333      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Brian Hartman, Director
Disabilities Law Program
913 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
            (302) 575-0660      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Teresa Gallagher, Director
Client Assistance Program, United Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
254 East Camden-Wyoming Avenue
Camden, DE 19934
            (302) 698-9336      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Joan Powell, Director
Family Health Services
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 637, Jesse Cooper Building
Dover, DE 19903
            (302) 739-3111      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Deborah Wallace, Director
Division for the Visually Impaired
Health & Social Services
1901 N. Dupont Hwy., Biggs Building
New Castle, DE 19720
            (302) 577-4730      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Lorretta Sarro, Coordinator
DE Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4425 North Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19802
            (302) 761-8275       (V/TTY);             (302) 761-8336       (TTY)
E-mail: LSarro@dvr.state.de.us

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY

TransCen, Inc.
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 607
Rockville, MD 20850
            (301) 217-0124       (V/TTY)
URL: http://www.transcen.org

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Eve Colley, President
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 9876
Newark, DE 19714
            (302) 378-3035      ;             (800) 411-0505      

Cerebral Palsy
William McCool III, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of DE — New Castle Co. Branch
700 A River Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
            (302) 764-2400      

Carma Carpenter, Director
United Cerebral Palsy of DE — Kent/Sussex Co. Branch
3249 Midstate Road
Filton, DE 19943
            (302) 335-5626      

Epilepsy
Barbara Blair, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
New Castle Corporate Commons
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720-2405
            (302) 324-4455      
E-mail: BHB@NC.ESDEL.org

Mental Health
Merrie Bailey, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in DE
1813 North Franklin Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
            (302) 656-8308      ;             (800) 287-6423       (In DE)

Mark Pacilio, Director
Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Delaware
4th Street Plaza, Suite 12
2500 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
            (302) 427-0787      

Mental Retardation
Rita Mariani, Executive Director
Arc of DE
1016 Centre Road, Suite 1
Wilmington, DE 19805
            (302) 996-9400      

Speech and Hearing
Pamela Patterson, President
DE Speech and Hearing Association
P.O. Box 7383
Newark, DE 19714-7383
            (302) 478-3552      

Spina Bifida
Marie Baca, Parent Information Contact
Spina Bifida Association of Delaware
461 Granger Drive
Bear, DE 19701-2175
            (302) 832-0298      ;             (302) 836-7227      
E-mail: mariebaca@usa.net

OTHER STATE AGENCIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Kyle Hodges
State Council for Persons with Disabilities
Margaret M. O’Neill Building
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19903Govenor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
P.O. Box 1401
21 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
            (301) 739-4553      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Sandra Tuttle, President
Easter Seal Society of Del-Mar, Inc.
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle Corporate Commons
New Castle, DE 19720
            (302) 324-4444      Beth MacDonald, Chairperson
Interagency Coordinating Council
1901 N. Dupont Highway, 2nd Floor
New Castle, DE 19720
            (302) 577-4643      

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Donald L. Peters, Director
University of Delaware
Center for Disabilities Studies
A University Affiliated Program
101 Alison Hall
Newark, DE 19716
            (302) 831-6974      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Beth A. Mineo Mollica, Project Director
DE Assistive Technology Initiative
Univ. of Delaware
DuPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road, Room 117E
Wilmington, DE 19899-0269
            (302) 651-6790      ;             (302) 651-6794       (TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Marie-Anne Aghazadian, Executive Director
Parent Information Center of DE, Inc. (PIC)
700 Barksdale Road, Suite 3
Newark, DE 19711
            (302) 366-0152      ;             (302) 366-0178       (TTY)
E-mail: PEP700@aol.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Margaret Tansley, President
Delaware Congress of Parents and Teachers
100 South Gerald Drive
Newark, DE 19713-3299
            (302) 737-4646      

 

Delaware Web
 

 

 Education  
Catalyst Project
Delaware Autistic Program
Delaware Education Network
Sussex Tech Adult EducationFamily and Parenting  
Adoptio NetworkRecovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
Alcoholics Anonymous
Health 
American Cancer Society Delaware Division
P.L.Active, Incorporated
Ronald McDonald House for DelawareJob Training and Workplace  
Executive Service CorpComputers and Technology  
Catalyst Project
M.U.D
Children and Youth  
Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corp
Dover-Kent County Youth Center
 

 


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