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  Category: Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens


GACEC Executive Director Retiring

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) would like to inform all stakeholders in the Delaware disability community of the retirement of Executive Director Wendy S. Strauss as of April 31, 2021. Wendy’s role as Executive Director started twenty-three years ago. Running a state agency is not always easy, but the GACEC has […]




LIFE Conference 2021 is Open for Registration

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

It’s Time to Sign Up for September Fun The 2021 Delaware LIFE Conference, “Delaware’s Premier Disability Conference” is now open for registration.  The three-day VIRTUAL conference on September 15, 21 & 22 features a variety of speakers and educational sessions. Registration is $25 for a person with a disability, parents, guardians, caregivers and students. General […]




Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Administration have published the March 2021 issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health.  This issue focuses on Diversabilty: Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental Disability. The journal is packed with information and references if you wish to do further research.   




College is an Option for Individuals with Disabilities

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

College is an Options for Individuals with Disabilities ~ Stepping Up to the Challenge.  What better month than March to release a video entitled. Why? Because  March is Intellectual Disability (IDD) Awareness Month. This month reminds us to look at the past, examine the present and envision the future we want for people with IDD.  More importantly, it […]




Junior Partners In Policymaking

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

Junior Partners in Policymaking August 9-12, 10 am – 5 pm in Dover, DE Deadline for applications  JUNE 1, 2021 Space is limited so register early! A FREE program aimed at helping young adults ages 15-22 both with and without disabilities get involved in disability advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Students are […]







  Category: Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens


GACEC Executive Director Retiring

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) would like to inform all stakeholders in the Delaware disability community of the retirement of Executive Director Wendy S. Strauss as of April 31, 2021. Wendy’s role as Executive Director started twenty-three years ago. Running a state agency is not always easy, but the GACEC has […]




LIFE Conference 2021 is Open for Registration

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

It’s Time to Sign Up for September Fun The 2021 Delaware LIFE Conference, “Delaware’s Premier Disability Conference” is now open for registration.  The three-day VIRTUAL conference on September 15, 21 & 22 features a variety of speakers and educational sessions. Registration is $25 for a person with a disability, parents, guardians, caregivers and students. General […]




Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Administration have published the March 2021 issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health.  This issue focuses on Diversabilty: Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental Disability. The journal is packed with information and references if you wish to do further research.   




College is an Option for Individuals with Disabilities

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

College is an Options for Individuals with Disabilities ~ Stepping Up to the Challenge.  What better month than March to release a video entitled. Why? Because  March is Intellectual Disability (IDD) Awareness Month. This month reminds us to look at the past, examine the present and envision the future we want for people with IDD.  More importantly, it […]




Junior Partners In Policymaking

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

Junior Partners in Policymaking August 9-12, 10 am – 5 pm in Dover, DE Deadline for applications  JUNE 1, 2021 Space is limited so register early! A FREE program aimed at helping young adults ages 15-22 both with and without disabilities get involved in disability advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Students are […]