Section C: Administrative Practices

Agency Mission and Values

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Comments/additional information about agency mission:
Their website and printed material state, "We hope it's a place where any kid feels welcome. And you're welcome to be you."

Staff

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Name Title Phone Email
Jessica Beer, PhD & Tonya Bergeson-Dana, PhD Co-Founders 317.815.5711 experiencematters@theurbanchalkboard.com
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If yes, list main topics covered in training
Staff meeting discussions include current child development trends. Case by case accommodations and modifications are shared with appropriate staff as need to ensure all participants are included.
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Comments/additional information about agency staff:
The co-founders, Dr. Tonya Bergeson-Dana and Dr. Jessica Beer have a wealth of knowledge and background in child development. They are very open and supportive of including all individuals at their facility. Tonya and Jessica would be happy to talk to you on the phone prior to your visit to ensure accommodations are available and their staff know how to best meet you or your child's needs at the time of your visit. While there is not currently a routine formal training for staff on disability awareness, staff members have some formal education or background in one or more of the following areas: child development, psychology, speech language-pathology, counseling, education, music therapy, or similar areas.

Agency Planning

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If yes, list types of involvement/input:
Public input from people with disabilities and their families are involved in agency planning efforts.
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Comments/additional information about agency planning:
Ongoing plans are made daily for inclusion and accessibility in case by case opportunities.

Agency Communication and Marketing

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Agency Policies and Procedures

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Comments/additional information about agency policies and procedures:
Policies on service animals and motorized mobility devices have not been written, however they were willing to accommodate.

Evaluation

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Comments/additional information about agency evaluation of inclusion:
After each music or wellness class, participants have the opportunity to to complete an evaluation of programming.

Partnerships and Collaboration

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If yes, please list:


Comments/additional information about agency partnerships and collaboration:
Day passes are available for Children's TherAplay Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Autism Society

Notes About Administrative Practices

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