Delaware Councils & Public Meeting Calendar

This section includes opportunities for student advocates, families and caregivers to learn about, participate and join statewide initiatives aiming to support and improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families statewide.   Some resources include direct links to contact information, while other links may take you to a website for more information.

Individuals with Disabilities birth – adult


The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) is to serve as the review board for policies, procedures and practices related to the delivery of services for all residents with exceptionalities or disabilities in Delaware from birth to death. The GACEC also serves as the state advisory panel for agencies providing educational services and programs to children (birth through age 26) in Delaware through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The primary function of the GACEC is to advise and advocate as necessary in order to achieve its mission. The GACEC holds monthly meetings which are open to the public.  See Delaware Public Meeting Calendar for meeting dates and agenda items (when available) here.

GACEC General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, 7:00 pm—9:00 pm


Delaware Public Meeting Calendar:

Public meeting dates, and information on councils and committees in Delaware.  Please see individual council for contact information, subcommittee information and virtual and/or meeting location info.

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM Monday January 25, 2021
Meeting ID: 890 0748 8518 Passcode: 707731
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Tuesday January 26, 2021


The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is authorized by Public Law 106-402 to address the unmet needs of people with developmental disabilities through system-wide advocacy, planning and demonstration projects.
The Delaware DDC believes that all individuals should be included; all individuals should be able to exercise their rights and responsibilities; the needs of individuals and families should be met; supports should be person-centered; and equality should be promoted and the accepted standard.

Are you a Delawarean with a Disability of Family Member/Caregiver? Here’s a chance to have your voice heard and make a DIFFERENCE!

We will be having three public forums to give you an opportunity to provide your feedback on the draft of our DRAFT 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. These Public forums are free but registration is required. All public forums will take place virtually from 4 to 6 PM. We will have ASL sign language interpreters and close captioning present for all three events. Take part in Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council Five Year State Strategic plan process!!! Give your feedback during one of our public forums.

New Castle County

Tuesday, February 9th

Kent County

Tuesday, February 16th

Sussex County

Thursday, February 18th

Register here

$100 Gift Card Give-Away at the End of Public Zoom Meeting

Public comment can be submitted to Stefanie Lancaster at and/or Kristin Harvey at Public comment will be accepted from January 22, 2021 through Close of Business March 7, 2021.

If you need assistance providing feedback or require special accomodations for the Public Zoom meetings, please call our main office at (302) 739-3333.


The Redding Consortium for Educational Equity

Louis L. Redding grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Howard High School in 1919. He received degrees from Brown University and Harvard Law School. In 1929, Redding became the first black lawyer in Delaware. In 1950, he won a landmark case that resulted in the desegregation of the University of Delaware.

He also presented legal arguments that helped cause the desegregation of schools in Claymont and Hockessin, Delaware, in the 1950s. In 1954, Redding assisted Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, in the Brown vs. Education case, which struck down the ”separate but equal“ system of public school segregation across the country.

The Redding Consortium fights to ensure Redding’s vision actualizes and remains true.


10:30-11:30 a.m. 

    • February 26
    • March 5
    • March 12
    • March 19
    • March 26
Planning Team Meetings

(Weekly on Friday’s)


Meeting Materials

Delaware Public Calendar

See more information or to see upcoming events here.



Include description or committee/task force or group and contact info/link

SRC – State Rehabilitation Council

Participants are appointed by the Governor, however meetings are open to general public (include link)



For Infants and Toddlers – Early Intervention


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Transition Age Youth – Youth Self-Advocates

PIC Youth Advisory Board






School District Initiatives

School districts offer a number of opportunities for parents to learn more about schoolwide/districtwide strategic plans, parent leadership opportunities including parent councils, PTA/PTO and other parent led groups supporting students. Click on your school district’s link for more information.

(list of school districts)


Legislative Updates




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