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Northampton Collaborative Contact

Desiree Yeager, Program Specialist,

Communication and Meetings Structure

Information is currently disseminated through the SCO’s as well as via reports given to the local IU Taskforce, Transition Council, and Lehigh Valley Employment Coalition. We are looking to develop a routine meeting schedule.

 Goals, next steps or actions plans

We are looking to develop a clear vision focused on tangible efforts in the upcoming year. Activities of focus may include but are not limited to revising front door procedures, creating a softer hand off between intake and SCO's,  engaging in community resource mapping, developing a strategy to deliver pertinent ODP and collaborative information to consumers and their families, as well as increasing community presence.

AE/SCO/Provider/DHS/Broad Community Partners Represented within Collaborative:

Northampton County Administrative Entity, Quality Progressions, SAM Inc., Debbie Mehler (Community Partner), local parents, HCQU, Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, IU20 Taskforce Representative, Via of the Lehigh Valley, LVCIL, and Northampton County Early Intervention.