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Infant Development Program Celebrates 45 Year Milestone

Our Infant Development Program (IDP) celebrated 45 years of support and service this past year!

IDP has been a program offered by DDA since 1972, providing early intervention and support to families of children from birth to age three. Each month, IDP Consultants provide home visits supplemented by group programs to over 400 infants and families.

To celebrate this important milestone, an open house was held on November 14, 2018 at our Kaslo office. Attendees included members of the Board of Directors, senior management, current and past staff from a number of the Lower Mainland IDP programs, community service partners such as Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Centre for Ability, UBC, as well as former Provincial Advisor, Dana Brynelsen, who shared reflections on the beginnings of the Infant Development Program.

It was a great time of memory sharing, reconnecting and celebrating. It was also an opportunity for new members of the team to get a sense of IDP’s history in the field of early intervention.

Staff were proud to showcase the updates and rejuvenation that has taken place this past year at the Kaslo office which also houses Leisure Services, Respite Services and Family Support.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the Infant Development Program.