In Delaware there are several agencies that advocate for the rights of children with special healthcare needs to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society.
The agencies and organizations listed in this section can assist you with the information and resources that help you educate yourself about services for people with disabilities in Delaware and advocate for yourself and your family members. They can help you connect with family members of other people with disabilities, find out about workshops and conferences, and get to know the services within the community. You can also get involved to advocate for changes you feel are needed in the services provided to people with disabilities.
Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s Office
resolve conflicts, file complaints with insurance companies and health care providers
Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)
advocacy, education and funding for programs to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Disabilities Law Program (DLP)
individual advocacy, referral services, community education, and self-advocacy training
Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC)
advise and advocacy on education and related services
State Council for Persons with Disabilities (SPCD)
advocacy and review of policy and laws related to individuals with disabilities