Events: Southern California Chapter

Annual Update on California Early Start and Early Care and Education Services
Monday, January 22, 2018

Description:

Start the New Year with an IDA Update on California’s services for young children and their families.

  • Early Start (Part C) is the California program responsible for ensuring that infants and toddlers (up to 36 months) with a developmental delay, disability or developmental risk, and their families receive early intervention services in a coordinated and family-centered fashion.
  • Early Care and Education – Are services for infants, toddlers and young children in childcare, family care or preschool settings including Head Start, Early Head Start.

Hear from a multi-agency panel of state experts, including Sharon DeRego, Part C Coordinator, Department of Developmental Services; Anne Baltzer, Early Start Manager, Tri Counties Regional Center; Annie Cox, Director of CHIME; Robin Millar, Administrative Director, Adventist Health Simi Valley; Christina Nigrelli, Senior Director of the Western Office, Zero to Three and grass root advocates–invited. All will be addressing current policies and the impact on services for young children. Topics of update include:

  • California Early Start (Social Emotional Cohorts)
  • Rate Study
  • Early Care and Education Services
  • Health Access (Federal, State and Local)
  • Homelessness Resources for Families and Young Children
  • California State Budget

Time:        
8:30 am Registration and networking
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Panel, Group Discussion and Action Steps

Where:
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Directions:       
Braille Institute is conveniently located three blocks from the Metro Redline Vermont/Santa Monica/Los Angeles City College Station. If you are driving, parking is free.

Map to Braille Institute: www.brailleinstitute.org/about/map-directions.html

Fees (includes coffee/tea and light morning refreshments) No Refunds after January 19, 2018:
$40.00 IDA Members
$45.00 Non-IDA Members
Parent/Student Registration $25.00

 

Feeding Challenges and Solutions: An Interdisciplinary Approach to
Successful Mealtimes for Infants and Toddlers

Monday, February 26, 2018
Description:
Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will present an interdisciplinary approach to address feeding challenges in infants and toddlers, based on the DIR® framework.  This approach focuses on supporting relationships between parent and child, while addressing the many possible impediments to the successful development of feeding and eating.  Topics will include typical feeding development, oral-motor and neuro-muscular differences, individual sensory processing profile and health issues affecting eating, as well as the patterns of interaction between adult and child.  Participants will be able to identify concerns related to eating and growth, and learn strategies to support healthy eating.
Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the importance of the relationship between the parents and child in creating successful eating experiences.
  2. Identify primary barriers to feeding development including motor challenges and sensory processing difficulties.
  3. Identify various ways that medical conditions may influence feeding.
  4. Interpret diet and growth data and the role of the dietician.
  5. Identify three or more feeding strategies to support feeding progression.

Our PCDA Presenters:
Diane Cullinane, M.D. Developmental Pediatrician and Executive Director
Julie Miller, MOT, OTR/L, SWC, Head of Occupational Therapy and Feeding Services
Jonae Perez, MPH, RD, Registered Dietitian
Anne Davis, MS, CCC-SLP, Head of Speech and Language Therapy Services

Target Audience:
Early Interventionists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Nurses, Nutritionists, Regional Center Service Coordinators, Speech and Language Therapists, Early Childhood Teachers, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Students, Parents

Time:        
8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Registration and continental breakfast 8:00-8:30 am

Where:
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Directions:       
Braille Institute is conveniently located three blocks from the Metro Redline Vermont/Santa Monica/Los Angeles City College Station. If you are driving, parking is free.

Map to Braille Institute: www.brailleinstitute.org/about/map-directions.html

Fees (includes light breakfast and lunch) and No Refunds after February 20, 2018:
Early Bird Registration (Deadline 1/8/2018) $100 IDA Members $125 Non-IDA Members
Registration (After 1/8/2018) $125 IDA Members $150 Non-IDA Members
Parent/Student Registration $25.00

Continuing Education:
6.5 Hours: Register on site for units – additional fee of $25 applies. Go to IDA website, www.idaofcal.org to see what professions IDA is an approved provider for CE hours. Child Development Institute, provider for Psychology CE.

 

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Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day Conference
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