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Northampton County Collaborative


Contact Information

Desiree Yeager, Program Specialist, dyeager@northamptoncounty.org


Communication and Meetings Structure

Virtual meetings will be held at least quarterly beginning January 2021. Meeting frequency may change based upon the needs of the collaborative. (Meeting held on 1/21/21, 3/18 date re-scheduled for 4/8/21).


Goals, next steps or actions plans

We continue to narrow our vision and focus our efforts in the upcoming year. Activities may include but are not limited to expanding training opportunities, revising front door procedures, engaging in community resource mapping, and increasing community presence. Additionally, we look forward to engaging new collaborative partners.


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

Current members include: Northampton County Administrative Entity, Quality Progressions SCO, SAM Inc. SCO, 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. At our upcoming meeting we will host additional prospective members including: another parent partner, a representative from the PA Family Network, an Assistant Professor from the Special Education Department at Lehigh University, and a contact from Innovating for Justice (Legal Advocacy for Special Education and Disability Rights).