Our Mission Statement
The Infant Development Association of California's mission is to foster collaboration between families and professionals working with children, birth to three with special needs. The Infant Development Association of California provides education, leadership, and advocacy.
Our Values:
Diverse leaders who are collaborative
A community that is well trained, supported and informed
Access to quality services for all young children with special needs, and their families
Optimal development and unique individualized outcomes for all children

UPCOMING EVENTS

Trauma Crossroads: Where Trauma and Disability Meet in Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families

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with Dana Cox, RN, ECSES
Friday, July 17, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm
Virtual zoom event, we will admit people to the meeting 10 minutes prior to starting time.

We invite you on a journey to explore where “trauma” and “special needs” in young children and their families intersect. The outcome of this exploration is increased awareness with the goal of building resilience and introducing trauma-responsive supports for families who have young children with a developmental disability, difference, or special health care needs.

OUTCOMES:
1. Define trauma, disability, “special needs” and resilience
2. Explore 7 areas children and/or parents of children with disabilities may intersect
3. Integrate strategies for each of the 7 “intersections” in your work with young children and families that can build their resiliency.

Dana CoxSpeaker: Dana Cox, RN, ECSE
Dana is a RN, a certificated Early Childhood Special Educator, and is endorsed in California as an Infant/Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Mentor.

She works for WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies –Supporting Inclusive Learning projects and is faculty at Cabrillo College ECE Program and SCCOE EPIC Special Education credentialing program.

She is trained in the Child Trauma Academy Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and is currently enrolled in the Mindful Schools Mindful Educator certification program. Dana credits her 3 adult children, and grandchild as her greatest teachers. She can be reached at [email protected]

DATE OF EVENT:
Friday, July 17, 2020
START AND END TIME OF EVENT:
11:00am -1:00pm Virtual zoom event (We will admit people to the meeting 10 minutes prior to starting time.)
CE HOURS:
IDA - Nursing/PT/Speech Language Pathologist - 2 hours $20
CE HOURS:
CDI – LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP (you will be invoiced)
ADA REQUESTS:
Friday, July 1, 2020

REGISTRATION FEES:
IDA member: $45
Non IDA member: $60
Click here for flyer

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Register Today

Going Deeper on Coaching and Routines Based Practices With Stacey Landberg M.S., CCC-SLP

Friday, August 14, 2020
Session One 11:00am - 12:00pm
Session Two 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Please only sign up for one session
Registration is limited for 30 people per session

Virtual ZOOM Event
Coaching and routines based interventions are considered “best practices,” but that doesn’t mean they’re easy or intuitive practices. Early interventionists benefit from ongoing support and resources to sustain their work and grow their relationships with families.

These Q&A sessions are small-group conversations intended to deep dive into the areas that are specifically relevant for your work (e.g. routines based assessments, IFSP outcomes, challenging situations, etc.).

You can submit your questions beforehand or requests for specific resources/topics by email to [email protected].

Stacey LandbergStacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Stacey has devoted her career to supporting communication and connection between young children and their caregivers. She has worked in the homes of hundreds of families across Southern California and she has guest lectured across the United State to early childhood specialists.

Stacey is in her 15th year of professional practice as a speech-language pathologist. She is a 2019 graduate of the Leadership Excellence in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship at USC/CHLA.

Stacey's current work is focused on interdisciplinary early intervention and dissemination of best practice patterns for improved child and family outcomes.

IDA Member $25
IDA Nonmember $35
CEs - Not available this session
ADA Request: July 24, 2020

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Please sign up for one session. Each session is limited to 30 registrants.
Register for Session One 11:00-12:00
Register for Session Two 12:15-1:15

CA Budget Signed Monday!

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Monday Governor Newsom placed his signature on the CA Budget (SB74) for 2020-2021. Press release It included the rate adjustment (8.2%) for Infant Development Programs. All your hard work paid off.

"Supplemental Rate Increases for Additional Service Codes—$18 million ($10.8 million General Fund) in 2020-21 and 2021-22 to provide supplemental rate increases for Early Start Specialized Therapeutic Services, Infant Development and Independent Living Services. This approach is consistent with the supplemental rate increases included in the 2019 Budget Act. The increased funding for the three services will be suspended on December 31, 2021. The suspension will be lifted if the Administration determines through the 2021 Budget process that there is sufficient General Fund revenue to support all suspended programs." Page 63, Click Here

Please take a moment to send you’re thanks to:

Governor Newsom, Pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rendon, Senator Mitchell, and Assembly member Ting and your representatives. Their recent conversations resulted in collaborative effort to put a budget together that recognized the most vulnerable citizens in our state. Legislative information

Now CA is looking to the Federal Government for assistance to cover the projected budget trigger in the fall.

Resources:

Public Counsel's recently released report, CONFRONTING INEQUITIES IN CALIFORNIA’S FUNDING OF SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: A SOBERING VIEW OF OUR CURRENT STANDPOINT." Here is the link:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We aim to provide state Part C and Part B, Section 619 programs with the latest information on funding and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may wish to begin by reading the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. For specific questions pertaining to Part C or Section 619, contact your ECTA state contact. For Part B, K-21, contact NCSI.

More Information Here

Thank you for Speaking Up!

Fran Chasen and Annie Cox
IDA Public Policy Liaisons