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Special Needs/Autism

All Counties: The Arc of Delaware

The Arc of Delaware is a statewide chapter of the national organization The Arc of the United States.  The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
2 South Augustine Street, Suite B, Wilmington, DE 19804
Telephone: 302-996-9400
TTY/TDD relay: 1-800-232-5460
Kent & Sussex Co telephone:  302-736-6140

All Counties: Autism Delaware

Autism Delaware acts as an advocate for the autism community along with providing mentoring, information, adult services, financial assistance, and public awareness.
924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201
Newark, DE 19713

(302) 224-6020
(302) 224-6017, fax

All Counties: Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative

The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) connects Delawareans who have disabilities with the  tools they need in order to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently.

DATI operates Assistive Technology Resource Centers that offer training as well as no-cost equipment loans and demonstrations. They also provide funding information, develop partnerships with state agencies and organizations, and publish resource materials and event calendars. A used equipment recycling program is also coordinated by DATI.

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative Central Site
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
P.O. Box 269, 1600 Rockland Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19899-0269

(800) 870-DATI (DE residents only) or (302) 651-6790
(302) 651-6794 (TDD); (302) 651-6793 (fax)

All Counties: Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council

This council addresses the unmet needs of people with developmental disabilities through system-wide advocacy, planning and demonstration projects.

Margaret M. O’Neill Building, 2nd Floor
410 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19901

All Counties: Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities

DFRC is a well-respected Delaware foundation dedicated to raising funds and consciousness in support of programs that enrich the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities. Established in 1956, the private, nonprofit organization is dedicated to identifying and funding programs based on community need.

640 Plaza Drive
Four Seasons Center
Newark, DE 19702
302-454-2755 (fax)

All Counties: Delaware Hands and Voices

Hands & Voices is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and their children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as the professionals who serve them. We are a parent-driven, parent/professional collaborative group that is unbiased towards communication modes and methods. Our diverse membership includes those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing impaired and their families who communicate orally, with signs, cue, and/or combined methods. We exist to help our children reach their highest potential.

22 Peoples Plaza,
Newark, DE 19702

All Counties: DHSS – Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Service’s mission is aligned with the vision and the Department of Health and Social Service’s mission to improve the quality of life for Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.
DDDS 24-Hour TOLL FREE Contact Number

Community Services ( New Castle County Office)
Fox Run
2540 Wrangle Hill Road, Suite 200
Bear DE 19701
Phone (302) 836-2100
Community Services (Kent County Office)
Thomas Collins Building
540 South DuPont Highway, 1st Floor
Dover, DE 19901
Phone (302) 744-1110
Community Services (Sussex County Offices)
Stockley Center
101 Lloyd Lane
26351 Patriots Way
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 933-3100



All Counties: Down Syndrome Association of Delaware

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware was founded in 1979 as a non-profit parent association. We aim to be a supportive resource, advocating for the acceptance and understanding that allows individuals with Down syndrome to achieve the same level of access and opportunity as their peers.
Down Syndrome Association of Delaware
PO Box 747
Middletown, DE 19709
Phone: (302) 995-1004

All Counties: Easter Seals of Delaware

Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
302-324-4444 (voice)
302-324-4441 (fax)
800-677-3800 (toll-free)
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720

All Counties: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware

The Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware  is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and endeavors to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research through activities of volunteers and professional staff. Its mission is to educate and support individuals with epilepsy and their families, to increase awareness in the general community through education, to provide leadership and advocacy for epilepsy issues and to facilitate prevention and management of epilepsy.
Tower Office Park
240 North James Street, Ste. 208
Newport, DE  19804
(302) 999-9313

All Counties: Nurses ‘n Kids Medical Daycare

Nurses n’ Kids Medical Day Care for Childrenis dedicated to caring for infants and children with medical, developmental, nutritional and technology dependent needs. Nurses n’ Kids has 2 Child Care Centers in Delaware with excellent programs designed to offer the best care for children with acute & chronic medical needs, developmental delays and nutritional deficiences. Infants & children may attend Nurses n’ Kids full or part time. Nurses n’ Kids Pediatric Programs include: Medical Day Care, Before & After School/School Break, Summer Care, Outpatient Therapy (Physical, Occupational, Speech/Language &/or Feeding/Swallowing) Nutritional Therapy, Respite, Transportation. Also, Traditional/Inclusive Child Care (Milford) Nurses n’ Kids Pediatric Team includes: Nurses, Dietitians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Child Life Teachers/Early Childhood Educators.

Kent and Sussex Counties

705 North St Exit

Nurses ’n Kids of Kent & Sussex Counties

705 North Street Ext.

Milford, Delaware 19963

Phone (302)424-1770

Fax (302)424-4938


New Castle County

904 Churchmans Road Ext.

New Castle, Delaware 19720

Phone (302)323-1118

Fax (302) 323-1173


All Counties: Special Olympics of Delaware

Special Olympics Delaware has been changing the lives of Delawareans for 40 years. Through sports training and competition in 20 sports, over 3,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities have proven that, given the chance, no disability is too great to overcome.

Special Olympics Delaware
619 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-4653

Kent County: Child Help Foundation

The Child Help Foundation works to promote extended health Care, Special Education and Social programs to enhance the quality of Life and develop and fulfill the Potential of children with disabilities.

Child HELP Foundation
P. O. Box 437
Wyoming, DE 19934

(302) 697-8595

Kent County: Top Soccer

The Outreach Program for Soccer is a community based soccer program for young athletes with disabilities. It is a Us Youth Soccer program that is sponsored by Central Delaware Soccer Association and run entirely by volunteers. It is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with disabilities.
PO Box 1334 Dover DE 19903


New Castle County: CHADD

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
Greater Newark CHADD c/o Coordinator
9 Maple Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302.737.5063


New Castle County: Freedom Center for Independent Living

Freedom Center is a resource and advocacy center that works to promote dignity, self-determination, independence and full participation in community life for people of any age that experience a disability. This center provides information on a broad range of programs and services designed to help understand the various long-term and short-term options available to a person with a disability.
400 North Broad Street
Middletown, DE 19709
phone: 302-376-4399 or 1-866-OUR-FCIL
TTY: 302-449-1487


New Castle County: Delaware Family Voices

Family to Family provides information and resources to families new to the world of special health care needs from the viewpoint of other families of children with special healthcare needs.
Rooms 135 &136
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720
Toll-Free: (877)235-3588  Local: 302 221-5360

New Castle County: Parent Information Center of Delaware

The purpose of this organization is to give families and caregivers of children with disabilities or special needs easy access to information, training and resources so as to improve their children’s developmental and educational outcomes.  This includes consultations, seminars, and resources for family.
5570 Kirkwood Highway
Orchard Commons Business Center
Wilmington, DE 19808
Tel: (302) 999-7394
Fax: (302) 999-7637
Toll-free (888) 547-4412

New Castle County: Practice without Pressure

This organization offers training and treatment to ensure that all people, especially those with disabilities, receive quality medical, dental and personal care with dignity and respect.
Practice Without Pressure, Inc.
2470 Sunset Lake Road, Newark, DE 19702
(302) 832-2800

Sussex County: Children’s Beach House

Childrens Beach House Youth Development Program is a year-round, community-based initiative offered to the families of children with special needs in Delaware. Year-round support for Beach House kids and their families is provided in a variety of ways, including: summer camp, getaway weekends for families; on-going access to therapies; mentoring programs, and case management. The facility is completely handicapped accessible.

Childrens Beach House 1800 Bay Avenue Lewes DE 19958
(302) 645-9184

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