Public Comments 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 draft code of ethics will be open on March 21, 2013 and close on April 19, 2013. All comments on this draft code of ethics can be submitted by email to email@example.com. Once public comment period has closed all comments will be reviewed and considered and an updated draft code of ethics will be posted for an additional comment period prior to being submitted to the executive board for approval and the IDTA membership for a formal vote. If no substantial comments are received during the initial comment period the code of ethics will be submitted to the IDTA membership for a formal vote after the end of the initial comment period.
To view the current draft of the IDTA Code of Ethics click on the following link:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about this wonderful program click here
Meet your new executive board
In July of 2011 you elected new members to your executive board. Since their election the executive board has been very busy further advancing the work of their predecessors and the founding members. Get to know your executive board members a bit more and learn about their background and personal interests.
Benny Delgado –President, Benny is the president and owner of Leaps & Bounds Family Services Inc. and is also a credentialed Developmental Therapist, credentialed evaluator and has 10 years of experience working in early intervention and 6 years of experience working with children with developmental delays from birth to age seven prior to working in EI. Benny has provided parent and professional training workshops for the Parents as Teachers program, The Early Head Start program and various child and family connections offices.
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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