IDA’s 50th Anniversary “$50 for 50 Campaign”!

For IDA’s 50th Anniversary, we are kicking off a $50 for 50 Campaign, meaning a $50 gift will support IDA into the next 50 years.
We hope to raise $50,000 to continue IDA’s impact on professional development and lift our voice to make a difference for the largest-possible population of infants and toddlers and their families for the decades to come.
Please support IDA with your gift of “$50 for 50” to achieve the future growth of IDA. Larger and smaller donations are always welcome, and all donations are tax deductible.
Contribute today by clicking here.

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Baby with ToyHow Trauma Affects the Developing Brain

with Courtney Palm, LMFT
Friday, April 14, 2023 | 12:00pm-1:30pm (PT)
Virtual Event

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This training will examine how trauma impacts the different areas of development in the first five years of life and how those delays interact with each other. Attendees will learn how to assess the trauma impact and create a treatment plan.

We will also discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and how to team with different disciplines. Finally, we will explore alternative treatments to trauma compared with current evidence based practices.

Participant Objectives:

  • Attendees will review how trauma has global impact to development to better evaluate a child’s treatment needs.
  • Attendees will learn how different disciplines approach trauma treatment to incorporate multidisciplinary strategies into a treatment plan.
  • Attendees will discuss alternative treatments for trauma and compare with evidence practices to determine which options are best for each child.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023
8:30am - 9:30am

Join us for Saturday Morning Listen on May 13 at 8:30am - 9:30am. This is a time to connect with peers in the field and share thoughts on current issues.

This a casual, no cost opportunity. Join from the comfort of your own home or while out and about…. Bring your coffee/tea and See You There!

You do need to register in advance to get the link! 

Also save the date for a future Saturday Morning Listen on July 8! Please bring your friends and colleagues too!

You will receive your ZOOM Link in your confirmation once you register.

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Family of Four with DogCultural Competencies: Considering the Sibling Experience in Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities

with Nikki Donnelly, Kalyn Farris and Liza Stack
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
6:00pm-7:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event
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Join us for this informative EVENING Event

Parents: Are you ever concerned about your typically developing child and what they might be feeling?

Adult Siblings:
How does being a sibling of someone with a disability affect life experiences and choices? How do you see yourself in the context of your family and your role in future care?

Are you a service provider to families that include a sibling of your client? How might understanding the sibling perspective shape or change your practice when working with families?

The sibling relationship is the longest relationship most of us will experience in our lives. When one sibling has a disability, it creates a more complicated dynamic that evolves and changes throughout life. Join us to learn what it means to be a sibling to someone with a disability (Sib) and the impact across the lifespan. We will share what the research tells us, explore personal Sib stories, and engage in planning how the Sib community can best provide support for families.

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Advocacy WordleEarly Intervention, Advocacy and the California Budget May Revise

with Teresa Anderson
Monday, May 22, 2023 | 12:00pm-1:30pm (PST)
Virtual Event

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The CA Budget - May revise 2023 is an opportunity to give input on priorities on what our state spends money on to your legislators. Attend to learn the latest Early Intervention issues and how to address them
Early Intervention programs along with many other services provided through the Department of Developmental Services are seeing their rates implemented this year and in the future. Legislators need to hear how things are going with this process.

Do you know who your legislators are? Check here Assembly -; Senate
Invite them to your program, and let them see and hear from families about the benefits of early intervention.

  • Participants will learn how the CA Budget supports Early Intervention Services, Legislation related to ECE, Rate Adjustment process and Early Childhood Department focus
  • Participants will learn how to participate in the CA legislative process
  • Participants will learn about constituent involvement in the CA Budget process

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2-Day Event

Classroom of childrenSession 1
How to Build Trusting Partnerships with Childcare Providers: Five Ways to Set the Stage for Collaborative Coaching~(8/21)

Session 2
Collaborative Coaching with Childcare Providers During Everyday Classroom Routines~(8/23)

with Mollie Romano Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Monday, August 21, 2023 and Wednesday, August 23, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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Session 1: August 21
How to Build Trusting Partnerships with Childcare Providers: Five Ways to Set the Stage for Collaborative Coaching

All successful coaching partnerships are built on trust, but trust does not simply “happen.” We have to actively build it! In this session, we will describe five ways that early interventionists can set the stage for coaching with childcare providers while building a strong partnership built on mutual respect.

We will reflect on our biases and assumptions about childcare providers, consider how to reframe these thoughts and assumptions to honor the experiences and expertise of the childcare provider, and discuss how to communicate about our role as early interventionists in the classroom. This virtual session will include discussions, reflective activities and examples from community-based settings.

Session 2: August 23
Collaborative Coaching with Childcare Providers During Everyday Classroom Routines

Have you ever found yourself working with an infant or toddler in the corner, or even in a closet? After this two-part series, we hope to make “in the corner” or “in the closet” intervention a thing of the past! This session will focus on how to use a systematic framework for coaching that helps childcare providers embed strategies into their everyday classroom activities.

These strategies will help you (and baby) get out of the corner and into the classroom routines where all children learn. The virtual session will include video exemplars, discussions, and reflective activities.

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Continuing Education

IDA is an approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider for the following California Licensing Boards:
Board of Registered Nursing

Physical Therapy Board of California Continuing competency courses

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board*

*We do not send CEUs to the ASHA registry. In order to receive ASHA CEUs, SLPs can submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form by December 31 of their certification maintenance interval, forms can be found here.  Participants should retain their certificates of attendance which are necessary if you are chosen for a random audit.

Honoring IDA Member Denise Godfrey-Pinn

Denise Godfrey PinnMembers of IDA are from many diverse fields and expertise. What brings us together is our passion for promoting policies and practices that result in a supportive infrastructure for our very young children with disabilities and their families. IDA is honored to introduce Denise Godfrey-Pinn and the sharing of her incredible journey. Denise shares IDA's mission of meeting the needs of young children and the best practices to promote their well-being.

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Second $50,000 Aratani Foundation Gift

Aratani Foundation

The Infant Development Association of California’s Board of Directors is pleased and honored to announce a second extremely generous gift of $50,000 from the Aratani Foundation. The first gift was granted in 2022. The second gift will be granted in 2023.

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