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Understanding Our Place in Creating More Equitable EI Services

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online Webinar (please note this is Central Standard Time)
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  • Free for who are currently enrolled as Career Path DTs in IDTA. Please e-mail us at to obtain your registration code.
  • This rate is for companies, EI supporting organizations, and CFC's only. Please e-mail us at to receive your registration code. This rate is valid for groups of 10, each registration after that will be the standard rate of $30 per registrant. If you have multiple groups of ten you can utilize the registration code for this as well.
  • This webinar is free for all IDTA members

Join us for Part Two of our  two-part "Lunch and Learn" series presented by former IDTA Legislative Chair  Megan Schumaker Murphy Ed.D.! 

This session blends brief lecture and case studies to engage participants in identifying the ways in which implicit biases sneak into early intervention services provision.  Together, we'll examine how these our implicit biases shape interactions without us realizing it and discuss strategies to provide more culturally responsive EI services. 

Megan Schumaker Murphy, Ed.D. earned her doctorate at DePaul University. She spent ten years as an early intervention developmental therapist in Illinois and was the IDTA's Legislative Chair from 2015-2017.  Currently, Megan is an assistant professor of early childhood education at Salem State University's McKeown School of Education.  Her research and writing focuses on understanding and diversifying the EI and early childhood workforce and supporting EI providers and early childhood teachers in working toward more culturally sustaining and Equitible practices.  Her most recent article, Supporting Male Caregivers During EI Sessionsis available online in Young Exceptional Children. Megan lives with her family in Salem, MA.  In her spare time, she curates an Instagram account of her horse wearing silly hats. 



1.5 Illinois Early Intervention Credit Hours in the area of Working With Families has been approved. 

(please note credit is currently unavailable for states outside of Illinois)

This training is open to all Early Intervention Providers and Service Coordinators

There will be a free reflective practice session offered after the webinar for all IDTA Members ONLY. This will require a separate registration. 

Please note, a strict no cancellation policy will be enforced for all IDTA webinars


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