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Thank you to Ellen Bockman and Kristen Bennett!

FSU members would like to thank our gracious guest speakers Ellen Bockman and Kristen Bennett, who left us with a wealth of information. For those who couldn’t make it, you can find Delaware CarePlan online at this link. The site is full of practical resources.

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Thank you to our May 2017 guest speakers, Charlie and Lynne!

We’d like to give a special thanks to our guest speakers, Charlie and Lynne, for their heartfelt and meaningful message to our group last Tuesday night. FSU meetings continue to be a source of new perspectives, important information, and opportunities for collaboration. Your support and attendance make this possible. Thank you.

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Thank you to Our April 2017 Guest Speaker, Ernie Dianastasis!

We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Ernie Dianastasis for speaking at our meeting. We are grateful to Ernie for sharing his story and exciting plans for hiring people with disabilities. We hope The Precisionists, Inc. will inspire other businesses to follow suit! If you weren’t able to make it to the meeting, you’re …

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Lots of People to Thank, Including Dr. Jennifer LeComte!

We have a long list of wonderful people to thank! First of all, we’d like to give a HUGE thank you to Dr. Jennifer LeComte and her amazing team for taking the time to speak with us last week. Dr. LeComte and her colleagues specialize in adults with IDD, helping families transition from pediatricians to …

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Thank You, Dr. James D. Ellison and Dr. Eric D. Haas!

We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to our wonderful guest speakers, Dr. James D. Ellison and Dr. Eric D. Haas. Their presentation,“The ABC’s of Managing Behavior: Can medications help without hurting? Can disruptive behaviors be controlled without medications?” was an incredible learning experience for all who attended. We’d also like to thank Andrew Edelsohn …

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2016 End-of-Year Thank Yous

We hope all of you had a wonderful time at our final meeting of 2016 and Holiday Party. Thank you to Rep. Hensley for his open and heartfelt comments. We know this is a busy time, and we sincerely appreciate his taking the time to join us. We’d also like to thank his daughter, Jules, …

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Thank You, Congressman John Carney

Thank you to Congressman John Carney for joining us at our August FSU meeting! It was an honor to have the opportunity to hold discussions with such a tireless champion for Delaware citizens with disabilities. We are so excited that you spent so much time with us. Mr. Carney received rave reviews! Read a few …

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Thank you to our July Guest Speaker, DDDS Director, Jill Rogers!

We’d like to send a huge THANK YOU to DDDS Director Jill Rogers for her outstanding presentation on the Lifespan Waiver. For all of our members and especially those who were unable to attend, view her powerpoint from Tuesday night’s presentation by clicking the button below.

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Thank you to Senator Cathy Cloutier (FSU’s May Guest Speaker)

Thank you to Senator Cathy Cloutier, Cathy Cowin, and Amy Gutowski! We had three great speakers at our last meeting. Senator Cloutier explained how the Joint Finance Committee works and ways we, as FSU members, can effectively lobby in Dover. Cathy Cowin, a transition specialist in the Christina School District, shared how to best help …

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Thank You to Jill Rogers (FSU’s March 2016 Guest Speaker)

Thank you to Jill Rogers for attending our March meeting! Her candor and willingness to listen to our concerns is greatly appreciated, and we wish her the best in her new position as DDDS Director.

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