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Disability History and Awareness


Disability History and Awareness in Delaware


Delaware’s Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) is passionate about providing education on Disability History and Awareness (DHA). To serve that purpose, we have electronic versions of the following materials available for you to access:

The month of October has been officially declared as Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM) in Delaware. This official observance began in 2009 when members and staff of the Governors Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) encouraged Rep. Quinton Johnson and Senator Bethany Hall-Long to sponsor House Concurrent Resolution 19. The purpose was to encourage schools to include information in their lessons and sponsor activities to promote the accomplishments of individuals with disabilities throughout history. The hope is that this will increase awareness and the acceptance of students with various disabilities. The October observance became law in 2011, with the passage of House Bill 123. In celebration of DHAM, we invite the schools to participate in our annual Poster Contest. Look for information on DHAM, each year, as October approaches.

For more information, contact the GACEC office at(302) 739-4553, or Sybil White at sybil.white@gacec.k12.de.us

 

Disability Education and Awareness Program


Delaware’s Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) is passionate about providing education on Disability Awareness (DHA). To serve that purpose, we have electronic versions of the following materials available for you to access:


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