On June 5, DDA received a generous donation towards our Infant Development Program (IDP) from William and Laura Donnellan. William, Owner of Donnellan’s Irish Pub and Managing Director of IRL Construction, chose to make the donation as a way to give back to a program that assists families with children at risk or already experiencing developmental delays.
IDP is a family-centred, home-based program serving children considered at risk for or already experiencing developmental delays from birth to three years of age. Through evidence-based interventions, consultations, and education, IDP promotes maximum development with families playing a vital role in every step.
William’s family and their first child, an 11-month-old son named Iarla, received support from IDP after being recommended by the staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Iarla was born nine weeks early and weighed just over 3 lbs.
“The IDP staff have provided excellent service to us,” said William. “We could not have asked for more. They would come to our home at our convenience to ensure Iarla was reaching his maximum development.”
Through lengthy and friendly consultations, the IDP staff have also assisted in educating William and his wife, Laura, about how they could further help Iarla’s development: “Follow-up occurred regularly, and the genuine care and concern was evident,” William shared.
“I would most definitely recommend IDP to others. I have already been doing this and will continue to do so.”
We are happy to be able to positively support families like William, Laura and Iarla’s, and look forward to continuing on our relationship with them.
Learn more about our Infant Development Program.