Facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Delaware.
Delaware state law requires that all new assistive technology devices sold or leased to Delaware consumers have a one-year warranty. If a device is defective, and if the consumer attempts to have the device repaired or reports 30 cumulative days of the device being out of service, the manufacturer must at the consumer's direction replace the item or refund the purchase price.
Delaware Disability Resources
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)
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 - http://www.dati.org
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
The Brain Injury Association of Delaware, affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of America is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy - http://www.biausa.org/Delaware/bia.htm
Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)
Working to ensure that people with developmental disabilities enjoy the same quality of life as the rest of society - http://ddc.delaware.gov
Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). You'll find an abundance of information on their website at - http://www.nichcy.org/Pages/StateSpecificInfo.aspxState=DE
Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Providing information regarding resources for Seniors and People with Disabilities in the State of Delaware - http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Delaware
The Delaware Chapter of the National MS Society is a community of individuals who are committed to achieving a world free of MS - http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/DED/index.aspx
Statistics: Delaware Disability
- There are an estimated 56,000 people in the state of Delaware over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 20,000 people, or 2.7% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 56,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 27,000 people with disabilities in Delaware who are employed.
- Around 3,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 32,000 are currently not in the workforce.