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Delaware Autism Program

Statewide Director

I sought a leadership opportunity that would allow the development of programs guided by research, on the scale needed to demonstrate new approaches.  I was especially excited by the opportunity to do so in an established public school program, because of the potential to reach all children regardless of their background and to replicate more readily to schools elsewhere. DAP was also attractive because it offered comprehensive and well-funded programming, drew extensively on applied behavior analysis, and enjoyed the support of a vibrant parent community.

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Established more than 40 years ago, DAP is a specialized, statewide  public school program that provides comprehensive educational services to students with autism between 2 and 21 years of age across the spectrum and the full range of settings.

The logo is adapted from Joaquim Alves Gaspar's drawing of Pedro Reinel's compass rose.