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Charting the LifeCourse

Chester/Delaware/Bucks/Montgomery/Philadelphia Collaborative Contacts

Susan Proulx, Deputy Administrator,

Eileen MacDonald, Advocacy,

Patricia Golden, Program Specialist,

Wendy Williams, AE,

Stephanie Bey, AE,

Website/Social Media Links

Delaware County Community Collaborative Website

Communication and Meetings Structure

Meetings are quarterly.  We schedule at the time of the meeting and send calendar invites and post in our newsletters.

Goals, next steps or actions plans

Continue to support the use of the tool by intake with SC using it as a tool to develop the Plan Creation ISP.  Analyze Autism Intake using STAR and plan for expansion of use of LufeCourse toolks at Intake. Work with local School District to implement LifeCourse.   In the Fall of 2019, our registration and intake team will implement the use of the LifeCourse tools to help families develop a vision for the individual and their family; we will host a LifeCourse day to work with service coordination organizations for the Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program and the Supports Coordination Organizations for the person's registered for the Intellectual disAbility and Autism Services, in all day workshop to discuss how to use the LifeCourse tools to help families that they work with to achieve their vision and hear about how other providers are helping individuals and families chart a life course.

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

Elwyn, PersonLink, PCHC, Philadelphia Autism Project, IDA, Special Olympics, Partnership for Community Supports, PPSG, Temple Institute on disAbility, Vision for Equality, PA Family Network, PICC, ODP.   We are continuing to grow our collaborative and focusing on more family members, individuals and community members.