IDP is a home based family centered program that supports families to encourage their child’s optimal level of development. Our target population is birth to 3 years of age for those children born with a developmental disability, or who are delayed in one or more developmental areas, or at risk for developmental delay. For over 29 years we have provided developmental assessments, support and programming for parents. IDP works closely with Pediatric therapy services, including Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Pediatricians. We have four consultants who provide services to Cranbrook, Kimberley, Windermere Valley, Canal Flats, Fernie, Sparwood and the Elk Valley
We strive to maintain a high quality of service to families over the years. Last year we provided direct service to approximately 160 families, through home visiting services, consultations and referrals on to other appropriate services. This number does not include the many families reached through the various groups that we attend and support each week.
We partner with other community agencies such as Bellies to Babies & Young Parent Education program to provide developmental information to these programs. Weekly attendance at these groups allows for promotion of speech and language development through the use of mother goose and opportunities to connect with parents throughout the community.