Program Director, Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism - Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Job Title:      Program Director, Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism

   Newark, DE

The Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA) at the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) improves the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families across the lifespan through training, technical assistance, and information dissemination. Through its work, the DNEA leverages the interdisciplinary expertise in ASD and across multiple fields within the Center for Disabilities Studies, as well as partner organization.

Under the direction of the UD Center for Disabilities Studies Director, the Program Director of the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism (DNEA) provides conceptual and administrative leadership for all DNEA activities. The Program Director has primary responsibility for developing, implementing, and managing the DNEA; maintaining effective communication and collaboration with the Interagency Committee for Autism (ICA); facilitating the support of the DNEA through grants and contracts; establishing innovative practices that can be disseminated on state, national and international levels; providing the translational pivot between research and application; cultivating relationships with University, federal, state, and community partners; conducting training and technical assistance; and influencing policy and practice to enhance the positive impact on individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities, as well as their families. The DNEA Program Director develops and promotes collaborative ventures with and among stakeholders across the state and nation.

The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) promotes increased access, opportunity and accomplishment among people with disabilities-across ages and life domains-through its multifaceted research, training and service portfolio. CDS is Delaware's University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and is the largest research and public service center in the College of Education and Human Development. The Center's current programmatic units focus on transition to adult life, health and wellness, PreK-12 education, assistive technology, and interdisciplinary training including a Disability Studies minor and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.

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