Friday, May 20, 2011

Good News Friday!

One of the recurring themes throughout my blog has been the need for those of us in the field of providing services to individuals with one or more developmental disabilities to work together to find more effective ways to deliver our services.

So today, I’d like to share a little information about one example of a very promising collaboration involving Imagine!.

Imagine!’s Early Intervention Program has been chosen as one of four pilot sites to participate in an in-depth training and coaching initiative through the Early Intervention Colorado Autism Guidelines Project, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, Denver, Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center.

As a pilot site, Imagine! will receive in-depth training and case-based coaching experience for the implementation of practices. The coaching activity will focus on: Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) development, selecting evidence based practices, designing outcome monitoring methods, ensuring fidelity of intervention implementation, and making data-based decisions. Up to three children and their families will be involved in the pilot and the children will either have an Autism diagnosis or exhibit characteristics similar to a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Imagine! was chosen as one of the pilot sites due to the collaborative work that is happening between Imagine!’s Dayspring Department, Imagine!’s Behavioral Health Services, Imagine!’s Service Coordination, and Imagine!’s Early Intervention Program.

Congratulations to all of the Imagine! departments involved in this innovative and unique project, and thanks for representing Imagine! and our mission so well.

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