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  Category: Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens


Bay Health’s Project SEARCH is Rewarding for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Project SEARCH Bayhealth serves young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typically, these are high school students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of school eligibility. The goal for program participants is competitive employment. Project SEARCH is a unique business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at […]




October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy says that “The theme for NDEAM 2021 is ‘America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,’ reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.  NDEAM is observed each October to commemorate the […]




Retired Director of GACEC Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Wendy Strauss retired Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) was honored by the State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) with their Lifetime Achievement Award for her twenty-three years of dedication to the disability community. Wendy worked on numerous pieces of legislation with the Council and other disability advocates that […]




Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest CANCELLED for 2021

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) regrets that we are unable to hold the annual poster contest as part of October’s Disability History and Awareness Month this year.  This popular annual event challenges art students from schools across the State of Delaware with a theme to create disabilty awareness. We look forward to […]




COVID Vaccine Locations, Testing, In-Home and School-Based Testing

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Services established a number of  COVID-19 test sites throughout the state. If you have the following symptoms you may want to get checked for COVID-19: symptoms ranging from mild to severe, including fever/chills, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, headache, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.







  Category: Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens


Bay Health’s Project SEARCH is Rewarding for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Project SEARCH Bayhealth serves young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typically, these are high school students who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP) and in their last year of school eligibility. The goal for program participants is competitive employment. Project SEARCH is a unique business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at […]




October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy says that “The theme for NDEAM 2021 is ‘America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,’ reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.  NDEAM is observed each October to commemorate the […]




Retired Director of GACEC Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Wendy Strauss retired Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) was honored by the State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) with their Lifetime Achievement Award for her twenty-three years of dedication to the disability community. Wendy worked on numerous pieces of legislation with the Council and other disability advocates that […]




Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest CANCELLED for 2021

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) regrets that we are unable to hold the annual poster contest as part of October’s Disability History and Awareness Month this year.  This popular annual event challenges art students from schools across the State of Delaware with a theme to create disabilty awareness. We look forward to […]




COVID Vaccine Locations, Testing, In-Home and School-Based Testing

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Services established a number of  COVID-19 test sites throughout the state. If you have the following symptoms you may want to get checked for COVID-19: symptoms ranging from mild to severe, including fever/chills, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, headache, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.