November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


“Round Table Discussion For Nursing Concerns In IDD Programs”

(For HCS, TxHmL & ICF Programs)

Date: November. 5th, 2020

Time: 12:00PM to 1:30 PM

Cost: $25

For: Nursing Staff (DON’s, RN’s, LVN’s)

Presenter:  Gina Peterson, RN  Co-Presenter: Julie Blacklock, IDD Consultant

Our next session will also be open to Administrators/Program Managers and QA staff, but this session is strictly for your nurses. 

IDD Providers:

Please join for our first Nurse’s Round Table Discussion, in what we hope to be a continuing series, that will occur at least quarterly.  One of our goals is to provide an open and safe space for nurses to bring up their concerns, questions, and frustrations. We hope that since we have nurses with such diverse backgrounds, that there will be many positive ideas and solutions to be heard.


We need to establish leadership roles in IDD nursing. We can start through the use of the “Round Table” discussion platform and forum to identify our needs in Texas.  This has never been more true than during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Texas Nurses need leadership voices and roles through joint forums established to provide information and feedback to those we are accountable to, such as regulatory entities like TNA (Texas Nurses Association), BON (Board of Nursing-Texas), HHSC (Texas Health and Human Services Commission-specifically the IDD Redesign Committee for HHS) and through organizations like PPAT (Private Provider’s Association of Texas), PACSTX (Provider’s Alliance Committee Support of Texas)  and IDD Nursing Associations that support IDD Providers and Nursing Staff.  Our goal is to share these concerns and ideas with some of these groups for you in hopes of creating positive improvements.


With the establishment of a forum, we can contribute to improving our experience now and help to identify problems and solutions that will help retain nurses and improve the work environment. We hope we can also find common ground and improved solutions. Together let’s establish solid navigation for current and future Texas nurses serving Individuals with Intellectual  & Developmental Disabilities in the HCS (Home & Community Based Services), TxHmL (Texas Home Living) and ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities) programs.


Please complete and return the pre-webinar survey below. We need you to provide feedback so that we can develop our other “Round Table” Discussion Topics.  We will also be inviting persons on our social media pages and our website “updates” page. To return the “pre-webinar survey or, if you already have some topics you are interested in sharing, please contact us at info@twogetherconsulting.com

See Attached documents below:  Forum Info. with Protocol for the session, Pre-Webinar Survey to fill out and return, and possible future topics.

Forum Information for Registrants

Pre-Webinar Survey

Roundtable Discussion statement and future discussion-for website

We will be posting more discussion topics on this webinar calendar closer to the date of the roundtable along with login details.


-Impact of COVID-19 In The Workplace- Changes In Your Nursing Duties
-Nursing Caseloads (Nurse to Client Ratio, Acuity Level Considerations, Additional Nursing Duties)
-Relationships with Supervisors –
-Are You Getting The Support You Need From Supervisors?
– Other Topics will be added after we receive your feedback!


We would be glad to invoice you if you prefer.  Please indicate how you will paying when you register with Meghan Jones.
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If you have any problems, please ask Meghan Jones to walk you through when you call to register.  Please contact us directly about group rates. Remember to enter in total $ amount for # of attendees.  Ex:  2 people want to attend x $125 =$250 total.
To complete registration and for any additional information or to arrange payment by check you must contact:
Meghan Jones at: meghanjones.tx@gmail.com 
You may contact Meghan by phone at: (361) 649-5104   
Mailing address for checks:Twogether Consulting  P.O. Box 90426 Austin, TX 78709