Even during times of COVID-19, the Growing in Beauty Partnership Program team at NAU’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) adapts and finds creative ways to support Navajo Nation families of children with developmental delays.
IHD’s Growing in Beauty Partnership Program, directed by Cathron Donaldson, is an early intervention program that works in conjunction with the Navajo Nation Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. The project provides in-home services and support for young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families in a culturally responsive manner. Team members are typically on the road three days per week, traveling to and around the Navajo Nation. Services focus on children and families until preschool age, when support transitions to schools and educational programs such as Head Start.
With preschools and programs closed because of COVID-19, children and families are experiencing a gap in services. Read more