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Sussex Consortium


Location: 520 DuPont Avenue, Lewes, DE 19958
Contact: (302) 645-7210
Site: k12.de.us/suscons/

"The Sussex Consortium, located in the Cape Henlopen School District, is a public school program serving special needs students from Sussex County, Delaware. The school serves over 140 students through it's Intensive Learning Center (ILC) classrooms, it's program for the Hard of Hearing and Profoundly Deaf, and the Sussex County chapter of the Delaware Autism Program. Spread out across nine buildings in the district, students ranging in age from three to twenty-one are instructed based on their Individualized Education Programs.

Many students receive additional services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and adaptive physical education. The Consortium's programs and training techniques have been studied by, and used as models for, schools throughout the area. Several staff members and administrators have been published in professional journals, magazines, and books over the years, as well as having presented on various related topics at state, regional and national conventions. In 2002 the Autism Society of America recognized the Sussex Consortium as their "Program of the Year". Every year the Consortium family grows with new students, new staff, new challenges, and new accomplishments."