Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest CANCELLED for 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 being able to hold the poster contest next year once the pandemic has slowed and we’re all more familiar with being back in the classroom full time.

In the meantime, we hope you will access the Disability History and Awareness Month resource guide on the GACEC website at https://gacec.delaware.gov/disability-history-awareness/. There are still many things we can do to observe disability history in Delaware. This resource guide will provide ideas for you, your classroom, your students and their families. Also, there will be additional disability history and awareness items on the GACEC website and Delaware Disability Hub (https://deldhub.gacec.delaware.gov/) website throughout the month of October.

Thank you for your interest in Delaware’s Disability History and Awareness Month. See you for the poster contest in 2022!

For additional information email the GACEC at GACEC@delaware.gov

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

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. Find a testing location near you. 

For those that are deaf or hard of hearing you can call 2-1-1 or text your ZIP code to 898-211, which provides accessible information.

In-Home Test Kits
Would you like to take the test at home? The Division of Public Health has a saliva collection kit that is sampled with the assistance of an online healthcare provider through video telehealth. Find out how to Get an In-Home Test Kit.

Get The Vaccine
If you are ready to take the COVID-19 vaccination visit Get The Vaccine to find a location near you.

Coronavirus School Testing
Delaware Division of Public Health in partnership with Quidel will provide asymptomatic COVID-19 screening services to participating school districts. Students and faculty that opt-in to the COVID-19 screening program will be testing with Quidel’s rapid antigen tests to facilitate the re-opening of K-12 public schools in the fall of 2021. Get more information on School-Based Testing.

Read the School-Based Covid-19 Testing: Expectations and Guidelines.

Know the Science
Would you like to know more about the COVID-19 vaccines? Start with the science!  This Department of Health and Social Services site includes videos with Delaware providers giving answers on the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Delaware COVID Stats
If you are interested in the current statistics for Delaware visit the Coronavirus Dashboard.

FREE Medical, Eye and Dental Care

This event is first-come, first-served. Clinic hours at each location are 8:00 to 4:00 pm daily. 

No appointments are necessary.

All services will be offered at three Dover Elementary Schools:

North Dover, South Dover and Towne Point.

For more information call 302-399-8838

7th Delaware Devoted Dads Virtual Summit

Delaware Devoted Dads Summit

Saturday, July 10.2021

9:30 to 3:30 P.M.

Click Here To Register and learn more about the speakers and workshops  


Register Now — Virtual Life Conference for People with Disabilities

Life Conference September 15, 21, and 22. 
Register NOW
People With Disabilities Succeed At LIFE!


Register now to join us online for the annual 2021 LIFE Conference. Be part of this exciting virtual experience, September 15, 21, and 22. Attend any one day, or all three. The annual LIFE Conference is dedicated to serving Delawareans with disabilities, young and old, as well as their families, educators, and advocates. And because it’s a virtual online event, it’s easier than ever to attend! Register now at www.lifeconferencede.org • Enjoy networking, educational workshops, and seminars. • Learn about supportive new health care policies, legislation, and Social Security programs. • Discover new automotive mobility options and smart-home technologies. • Discuss the aspects of sexuality and safety, relationships, and becoming parents. • Hear about post-high school continuing education and work-based learning programs. • And much, much more. To register now, visit www.lifeconferencede.org.