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State Council for Persons with Disabilities


Disability Resource Links

This page contains links to useful information for persons with disabilities assembled by category as shown below in the page menu. The State Council for Persons with Disabilities hopes that you will find these resource links useful and that you will bookmark the page to access the information frequently.

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Acts, Statutes and Regulations

Advocacy Organizations


  • Efficient Home Solutions
    26111 Green Briar Rd.
    Seaford, DE 19973
    Contact: Steve Tull
    (302) 629-3448
    (302) 228-2633
  • EmpowerAbility, LLC – Home Accessibility Assessment by an Occupational Therapist.
    107 Syracuse Drive
    Newark, DE 19713
    Contact: Debra Young, Med., OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS
    (302) 504-6067
  • University of Delaware, Center for Disabilities Studies
    461 Wyoming Road
    Newark DE 19716-7355
    Contact: Karen Latimer, Assistive Technology Specialist, DATI
    (302) 831-7469
    TDD: (302) 831-4689
    (302) 831-4690
  • Easterseals Seating Assessments: Comfort and Safety for Wheelchair Users
    Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
    61 Corporate Circle
    New Castle, DE 19720
    (800) 677-3800
    Proper fit of the wheelchair and seating components is essential for any mobility device. The correct wheelchair and seating system can increase independence, prevent skin breakdown and improve comfort. Easterseals is one of only two providers who use computerized pressure mapping when skin breakdown is a concern. If you have wheelchair concerns, their seating assessment service may be the answer. Click here for more details.

Assistive Technology

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

  • Assistive Technologies for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Hearing assistive technologies (HATs) are used to assist people with hearing disabilities in their day-to-day tasks and needs. HATs vary greatly and can fulfill many functions, depending on the situation and the needs of the individual person. For example, some HATs may help a person with a hearing aid focus on a specific sound to the exclusion of other auditory stimuli, whereas others might provide captions, or visual alerts for events signaled by sound (such as doorbells).
  • Choices Delaware
    Making language choices available to Delaware families of children with hearing loss.
  • Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    Provides information on making arrangements for sign language interpreters, finding assistive technology resources, sign language classes and so much more.
  • Delaware Relay
    Connecting people to people once call at a time! Facebook site.
  • Delaware School For The Deaf
    Educating students with rigorous achievement standards to develop their linguistic competence in both ASL and English.
  • Text to 911
  • Visor Communication Card – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Card from DVR

Disability Resources

Driving Accessibility

  • Moss Rehabilitation Hospital offers in-state driving assessments and driver training in New Castle and Sussex Counties. Independence is a major goal of every rehabilitation program and for many, driving a vehicle is the ultimate freedom.
    For additional program information or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-886-7706 x2 or e-mail A Referral Form must be completed by a physician prior to making appointments for evaluations or lessons at the Driving Program.

    Beebe Rehabilitation Services
    19324 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd
    Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Christiana Care Health System
    Physical Therapy Plus
    Foulkstone Plaza
    1401 Foulk Road, Suite 100A
    Wilmington, DE 19803

  • Vehicle Discounts
    • The BMW Mobility Program allows for a one-time reimbursement of up to $2,500 for expenses that come with adapting their vehicle to be disability-friendly.
    • The Chrysler Automobility Program provides up to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the installation of adaptive equipment on new Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.
    • Ford Mobility Motoring offers up to $1,000 of assistance toward the cost of adaptive equipment on a new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle. Ford Mobility Motoring Customer Care Center.
    • GM Mobility Program with OnStar offers up to $1,000 reimbursement ($1,200 on Chevy Express/GMC Savana vans) plus two extra years of the OnStar safety and security service on any eligible new GM vehicle (except Cadillac).
    • Honda Customer Mobility Assistance Program provides a reimbursement of up to $1,000 to each eligible, original retail customer for installing qualifying adaptive equipment on any eligible purchased or leased Honda vehicle.
    • Hyundai Mobility Program offers $1,000 toward the cost of adaptive equipment. See dealer for more.
    • The Infiniti Mobility Assist Program is designed to support the mobility needs of drivers and passengers with physical disabilities by providing a reimbursement of up to $1,000 towards the purchase of adaptive equipment on eligible purchased or leased vehicles. Call: 800-255-3987 or contact your local Infiniti dealer for more information.
    • The Subaru Mobility Assist Program provides reimbursement up to $1,000 on new Subaru vehicles in the United States so that qualifying owners can modify their vehicle to accommodate for physical disabilities. Call: 800-782-2783
    • Toyota Mobility Program provides cash reimbursement of up to $1,000 toward aftermarket adaptive equipment or conversion installed on any eligible purchased or leased new Toyota.
    • Volkswagen will provide up to $1,000 towards the purchase and installation of lift equipment, carriers, hand controls, pedal extensions or other assistance equipment on any eligible new Volkswagen model. Call: 800-822-8987 or contact your local VW dealer for additional information.
    • Volvo Mobility Program provides up to $1,000 in financial assistance toward the cost of adding adaptive equipment to an eligible new model Volvo and up to $200 on alert hearing devices.
    • Medicaid, Medicare, Supplmental Security Income & IRS
      • Medicaid
        Medical equipment is approved on a case-by-case basis when a request for funding is presented through a prior approval process. After being placed on a Medicaid Waiver list, Medicaid may pay for adaptive equipment. For additional information in Delaware, please contact the Delaware Division of Medical Assistance.
      • Medicare
        In special cases, Medicare will cover the cost of adaptive vehicle equipment provided a qualified practitioner performs a specialty evaluation. More information can be obtained by calling toll free at 800-633-4227.
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
        SSI eligibility and payment amounts for assistive vehicle components are based on income and other variables on a case-by-case basis. SSI offers a Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) program which helps those with disabilities pay for items or services needed to achieve a specific employment goal, inclosing assistive vehicle technologies.
      • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
        Often sales-tax exemptions and other out-of-pocket costs on assistive equipment can qualify for tax deductions as medical expenses. If an adaptation qualifies as a medical necessity, it can be deducted from federal taxes. For more information, contact a tax professional at 800-829-1040 and ask for IRS publications with extensions 3966, 907 and 502.
    • State Programs
      A vast number of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies are able to assist drivers with the costs associated with purchasing adaptive vehicle equipment, provided the vehicle is necessary in order for a person to get to and from work. In Delaware contact the Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
    • Veteran Programs
      The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers an Automobile Adaptive Equipment program to veterans with certain physical injuries. The program provides reimbursement for necessary equipment and vehicle conversions, and also trains veterans how to safely operate their vehicles.
  • Additional Resources

    We encourage you to reach out to support groups and organizations, including:


Special Education


Job Seekers

  • ABILITY Jobs for Job Seekers - Post a résumé on this site that provides a place where people with disabilities can seek employment.
  • - Use this confidential tool designed to help people find government benefit programs for which they may be eligible.
  • - Discover extensive information regarding people with disabilities, and link to numerous web sites offering resources, services, and technical assistance.
  • HirePotential - Specializing in placing people with disabilities in rewarding, competitive jobs with attractive benefits at leading companies across the country. You can send your resume using their online tool, or view current job openings on their database.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - Link to comprehensive information about employing and retaining workers with disabilities, including resources for job accommodations.
  • Mid-Atlantic ADA Center - Learn about this regional center and its resources including, services to promote awareness about the ADA, accessible information technology, and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.
  • National Organization on Disability - Access current disability-related news as well as a wide range of resources and information about increasing the participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) - Link to this U.S. Department of Labor office which helps increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities through education, training, assistive technology, and awareness programs.
  • National Business and Disability Council - The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) offers resources for career-seekers with disabilities, including links to local resources and webcasts on resume writing and disclosure. You can post your resume in their national resume database or search through job listings.
  • The Work Site - This Social Security Administration (SSA) web site facilitates the employment of beneficiaries with disabilities through partnerships and program innovation.
  • Delaware Department of Insurance - This site is intended to answer many of the questions faced by people with disabilities regarding their insurance or health plan coverage - from what you can expect when it comes to purchasing different types of insurance to situations you may face when seeking coverage for treatment to how to insure your medical equipment.
  • Delaware Helpline - free on-line service where you can search for human service referrals to community resources.

Financial Planning




Housing Discrimination


Guardianships, Trusts, and Specialized Legal Services

Mental Health Resources

Respite Services

Check out FAQs about Respite!
  • DDDS Respite
    The state Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) provides respite funds to caregivers who are caring for individuals who qualify for services though DDDS. Easterseals works with DDDS to support these families through the respite process. If you are unsure if you already receive respite funding or qualify for services through DDDS, contact the Easterseals office at (302) 221-2076 for help!
  • Lifespan Respite Program
    Through Easterseals Lifespan Respite Program, whether you are caring for a child with special needs, a spouse with a disability or an aging relative, you may apply for up to $500 in grant funding to pay for respite. This program, a result of the Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network, is partially funded through the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities but serves caregivers and care recipients across the lifespan. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.
  • Relative Respite
    If you are a grandparent or other relative 55 or older, caring for a child under 18, you may qualify for the Relative Respite Program. Through this program, partially funded through the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, relatives raising children whose parents are no longer able to, can apply for funds of up to $250 per child for respite care. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

Social Security


Supreme and Superior Court Cases


Web Accessibility