10 Things a New Q Needs to Know
Being a QIDP can be a richly rewarding, though sometimes challenging and sometimes a frustrating experience. There are many things for a Q to learn and know and this is only a basic overview of what the Q job consists of. Knowing how to do the paperwork and coordinating services for clients is only the beginning. It takes actual experience in the field and a good understanding of the regulations to implement a custom program to meet both the client’s and the facilities needs. These are simply ten points the every New Q should be familiarize themselves with:
- What is a Developmental Disability?
- What is Active Treatment?
- What is Normalization?
- Read and know Title 22 (Facility Federal and State Regulations) and Title 17 (Regional Center Regulations)
- How to run an Interdisciplinary Team Meeting.
- How to write an Individual Program/Service Plan.
- How to write Goals and Objectives.
- How to write Plans and Data Sheets.
- How to write Monthly and Quarterly Reviews.
- How to coordinate Services for Clients.