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Public Comments on Second Draft is Now Open

A vital element of the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association's processes is the opportunity for public comment on substantial pieces of work before they are considered for approval by the executive board. One of these pieces of work is a code of ethics that has been drafted by our professional development committee. The purpose of adopting a code of ethics for an organization such as ours is to provide a structure for professional responsibility and define principles, values, standards or rules of behavior that guide the decisions, procedures and systems of an organization in a way that (a) contributes to the welfare of its stakeholders, and (b) respects the rights of all constituents affected by its operations.   
 
Public comment on this second draft code of ethics will close on March 7, 2014. All comments on this draft code of ethics can be submitted by email to info@illinoisdta.org. Once public comment period has closed all comments will be reviewed and considered and a final draft code of ethics will be submitted to the executive board for approval and the IDTA membership for a formal vote. If no substantial comments are received during the second comment period the code of ethics will be submitted to the IDTA membership for a formal vote after the end of the this comment period.
 
To view the current draft of the IDTA Code of Ethics click on the following link:
 
 

 
 
A profession's scope of practice defines the breadth of practice within a particular profession as well as levels of education,experience and skill. The professional development committee of the llinois Developmental Therapy Association has been working toward forming a draft scope of practice that will assist in further clarifying the parameters of our profession and inform consumers, other helathcare providers, educators, funding agencies, payers, referral sources and policymakers about the scope of developmental therapy. The first draft scope of practice has been finalized and is now ready to be presented to our members and the community of developmental therapists at large.
 
Public comment on this inital scope of practice will close on March 7, 2014. All comments on this draft scope of practice can be submitted by email to info@illinoisdta.org. Once public comment period has closed all comments will be reviewed and considered and a second draft scope of practice will be submitted to the executive board for approval and a second public comment period. followed by a formal vote by the IDTA membership. If no substantial comments are received during the inital comment period the code of ethics will be submitted to the IDTA membership for a formal vote after the end of the this comment period.
 

To view the current draft of the IDTA Code of Ethics click on the following link: 

Draft Scope of Practice


 

Take A Break Volunteer Program

 
Thanks to collaborative efforts between Clearbrook, NEDSRA and PACT, Inc. The innovative volunteer program, Take A break in the Afternoon, has been brought to DuPage County and will provide a break once a month to families who have young children with a a developmental delay (birth to five years of age) and their siblings. The IDTA is partnering with Clearbrook to help find volunteers so that those families in need can take advantage of this respite program. This is an excellent way for you to give back to your community. Volunteers can be professionals, college students, high school students, middle school students and retirees. Bilingual volunteers are a plus. All volunteers receive training which include First Aid and CPR. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Tina Yurik at 847-392-2812 Ext. 35 or email at tyurik@clearbrook.org 
 
For more information about this wonderful program click here  

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Important information for you to know in regards to your authorizations

The Bureau of Early Intervention and Cornerstone have collaborated on standards for submitting the Part C Early Intervention Request to Add/Adjust/Delete Cornerstone Data (formerly known as a Heat Ticket). The Data Correction Process is a method to ensure proper data is secured in the cornerstone system to allow proper reports, proper payments, and proper reimbursement of Early Intervention Services. The Purpose of this informational manual is to assist CFC Managers, Service Coordinators, Designated Staff and Providers with the Data Correction process. Having a common understanding of the purpose and limits of the system will allow everyone to work more closely as a team for the child and the family. The Early Intervention Services System relies on the accuracy of the data to ensure proper funding streams are utilized and that the program is maximizing financial responsibility.   

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