Sunny Days News & Events
As a business started by women to help children with disabilities, we’re accustomed to fighting for change. As we find ourselves in the midst of a historical moment culturally, know we are dedicated to increasing representation for people of all backgrounds in our industry. In an effort to support those who are currently underrepresented in Early Intervention and ABA Therapy, we ask our extended social media family for your help. Any applicants or organizations that would like to work and/or partner with us, aligned in this need for meaningful change, please contact Jazmine Mathis at email@example.com
Congratulations to our Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Joyce Salzberg, who was just appointed Chair of New Jersey’s State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC). Joyce is the longest-serving member of the SICC, and was originally appointed by the Governor of New Jersey. The SICC creates a forum for the entire early intervention community to share ideas and assist in improving the services offered to young children with disabilities. In Joyce’s 40 plus years of experience in the fields of healthcare and developmental disabilities, the SICC has played a crucial part in supporting the ongoing development of quality services for young children and families, and Joyce is excited to continue this legacy in her new role.
Statement from Joyce Salzberg, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Sunny Days, Inc.:
“For over thirty years, my business partner, Donna Maher, and I have been advocating for families of children with disabilities. Finding the words to express our anger and frustration regarding the brutal murder of George Floyd, and the ongoing racism against Black lives in this country, has been one of our hardest tasks. Now is the time for deep listening and for crucial dialogues within corporate environments and beyond. We want effective action that will bring justice and meaningful change for Black children and families.
Know we are standing, listening—and learning with you.” #BlackLivesMatter
Sunshine Center Locations Reopen With New Procedures In Place.
Congratulations Bridget, Dianne and Susan! You have a wonderful reputation in Philadelphia as a strong early interventionists and each of you has been recognized by Sunny Days and IDS to help enact change. Bridget has been chosen to participate in Project ImPACT, a research grant funded by the Eagles Autism Challenge. This grant will study evidence-based practices to serve and support children diagnosed, or at high risk, of autism or ASD. Since the study was only taking on special instructors Dianne Lamastra, DPT, and Susan Poussart, CCC-SLP, have been chosen to participate in the state’s coaching grant. As leaders in Philadelphia early intervention they will mentor others to use coaching interactions during visits to help parents develop their abilities to interact and support their child’s development.
Joyce Salzberg, Co-CEO, spoke for the Women’s Business Collaborative on May 14, 2020 at 2pm on the topic of “Philanthropy In the Time of COVID-19”.
Temple University Names the Joyce K. Salzberg Center for Professional Development
Joyce K. Salzberg, CLA ’69, SSW ’79, an alumna with a long history of giving back to Temple University, is supporting a professional development center within the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) with a major naming gift.
To honor Salzberg’s exceptional commitment to the college and its students, the center will be renamed the Joyce K. Salzberg Center for Professional Development. Currently located in Paley Hall, the center will move to a new space in Gladfelter Hall in fall 2020.
M & T Bank New Jersey Women's Interest Network Women Leading in the 21st Century
Co-CEO of Sunny Days Inc. - Joyce is a recognized leader and innovator in early intervention with over 40 years of experience in the fields of healthcare and developmental disabilities. She is the longest-serving member of New Jersey's State lnteragency Coordinating Council (SICC). Joyce co-founded Sunny Days with Donna Maher in 1994 and is jointly responsible for overseeing all operations of the agency. Sunny Days Inc. is one of the nation's leading early intervention providers, serving children with developmental needs. In addition, Ms. Salzberg has served on numerous charitable boards, oversight committees, and industry advocacy groups.
Temple University College of Liberal Arts Discussion panel about inequality in the workforce
Joyce Salzberg, Co-founder of Sunny Days Early Childhood Development Services, recently participated in a panel discussion, at Temple University, about the topic of gender and equality in the workplace. You can read more about it by following the link below.
Sunny Days Newsletters
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- How to Make Halloween Fun for Sensory Sensitive Kids
- Preparing For A Day At The Beach
- Winter Activities for Children with Sensory Needs
- Spooky Situations and How To Prepare For Them
- Summer Fun in the Sun
- Establishing Early Communication
- Traveling with Children? Better Come Prepared!
- Halloween is Right Around The Corner
- Preparing Your Child For Their First Day of School
- Sunny Days Celebrates 20 Years of Service
- Baby It's Cold Outside!