UPCOMING EVENTS

Building Relationships With Your Elected Officials

with Roxy Ortiz
Thursday March 11, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Virtual ZOOM Event

This workshop is an introduction on how to begin building a relationship with your representative and why it is important. We will also discuss how to develop personal stories and deliver them at meaningful times.

Roxy Ortiz has been with the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center for sixteen years. Roxy holds a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. She is currently the supervisor of the Information and Training Unit and has been a frequent trainer in legislative advocacy leading delegations to our State Capitol for over fifteen years.

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Stacey LandbergLIVE Coach2Coach Event

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm (note: now 1.5 hours)

Researchers and experts in the field of early intervention repeatedly find that most early interventionists do not have specific training and knowledge related to best practice patterns for the provision of family-centered services as mandated by Part C of IDEA. These workshops describe and present evidence and demonstrations for using best practices in early intervention, more specifically: using everyday activities and routines as a context for family-centered early intervention. Participants gain an understanding of how to implement coaching strategies and routines-based practices into their virtual and in-person home-visits through video modeling of real home-visits, reflection, and problem solving.

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Sleep Intervention: Advanced Information

with Courtney Palm, LMFT
Friday, March 26 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This advanced pediatric sleep training examines the gut-brain connection and how that influences regulation of sleep for young children. Attendees will learn about nutritional building blocks that are necessary for optimal sleep and how those needs change within the first three years of life. We will explore food intolerances and how those connect to malabsorption of nutrients and irregular bowel movements. Finally, the training will offer strategies for improving gut-health and how to identify when to recommend diet changes to parents.
 
This event is different from the February 26 event and attendance at that previous event is not required.
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Dad Baby MomIDA Saturday Morning LISTEN!

The 4th Saturday of each month
Saturday, March 27, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:30am
ZOOM Event

Wake up with Infant Development Association. Join us with your favorite morning drink and treat on the fourth Saturday of the month to connect on issues of interest to our early intervention community. IDA wants this to be an opportunity for you to talk about your insights, ideas, and adaptations made personally and professionally.

A relationship-based approach is critical to our children and families. All of us need to develop relationships, and IDA Saturday Morning LISTEN is for all our early intervention professionals and caregivers. Join us – we look forward to meeting you.

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Mom and ToddlerBest Practices in Serving Toddlers in Dual Language and Culturally Diverse Contexts

with Katrina Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Friday, April 9 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm | Virtual Event

This event will cover: Different kinds of dual language learning; Early language development of monolingual and bilingual toddlers; Language difference vs delay/disorder; and Differences in culturally-based beliefs, values, and attitudes about caretaking of toddlers with regard to service delivery considerations. (photo by Tuấn Kiệt Jr. from Pexels)

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Stacey LandbergLIVE Coach2Coach Event

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm (note: now 1.5 hours)

Researchers and experts in the field of early intervention repeatedly find that most early interventionists do not have specific training and knowledge related to best practice patterns for the provision of family-centered services as mandated by Part C of IDEA. These workshops describe and present evidence and demonstrations for using best practices in early intervention, more specifically: using everyday activities and routines as a context for family-centered early intervention. Participants gain an understanding of how to implement coaching strategies and routines-based practices into their virtual and in-person home-visits through video modeling of real home-visits, reflection, and problem solving.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


Dad Baby MomIDA Saturday Morning LISTEN!

The 4th Saturday of each month
Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:30am
ZOOM Event

Wake up with Infant Development Association. Join us with your favorite morning drink and treat on the fourth Saturday of the month to connect on issues of interest to our early intervention community. IDA wants this to be an opportunity for you to talk about your insights, ideas, and adaptations made personally and professionally.

A relationship-based approach is critical to our children and families. All of us need to develop relationships, and IDA Saturday Morning LISTEN is for all our early intervention professionals and caregivers. Join us – we look forward to meeting you.

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First Virtual Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day

Monday, May 3, 2021 | Virtual Conference
8:30am - 4:30pm
Early Bird Registration Opens Soon

Schedule Subject to Change

More Information | Registration Coming Soon


Stacey LandbergLIVE Coach2Coach Event

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, May 14, 2021 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm (note: now 1.5 hours)

Researchers and experts in the field of early intervention repeatedly find that most early interventionists do not have specific training and knowledge related to best practice patterns for the provision of family-centered services as mandated by Part C of IDEA. These workshops describe and present evidence and demonstrations for using best practices in early intervention, more specifically: using everyday activities and routines as a context for family-centered early intervention. Participants gain an understanding of how to implement coaching strategies and routines-based practices into their virtual and in-person home-visits through video modeling of real home-visits, reflection, and problem solving.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


Stacey LandbergLIVE Coach2Coach Event

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, June 18, 2021 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm (note: now 1.5 hours)

Researchers and experts in the field of early intervention repeatedly find that most early interventionists do not have specific training and knowledge related to best practice patterns for the provision of family-centered services as mandated by Part C of IDEA. These workshops describe and present evidence and demonstrations for using best practices in early intervention, more specifically: using everyday activities and routines as a context for family-centered early intervention. Participants gain an understanding of how to implement coaching strategies and routines-based practices into their virtual and in-person home-visits through video modeling of real home-visits, reflection, and problem solving.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


PUBLIC POLICY

Capital

CA Senate Budget Committee #3 Hearing

Tuesday, February 22, 2021- 1: 30PM and related Policy Activities

Posted 2.23.21
Budget Agenda topics: related to the Department of Developmental Services proposed CA. budget - Navigators $5.3M,Vaccine prioritization, Challenges during COVID-lessons learned, wages for direct support professionals- Minimum wage issues, and strengthening service coordination at regional centers- increase # of service coordinators. Relevant to Early Intervention programs - elimination of the suspension end date of rate adjustments. This impacts 805 and 116 service codes directly.
 
TO VIEW THE HEARING LIVE -  LIVESTREAM LINK: https://www.senate.ca.gov/calendar

  • Step 1: Scroll down to "Committee Hearings"
  • Step 2: Scroll down to "Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services"
  •  Step 3: Click on "Watch Hearing" for livestream video or "Listen" if you want audio only

Note: to make public comments please see below to make public comments by phone.

TO LISTEN ONLY - CALL-IN LINE - To listen only, but NOT testify, for this hearing in Room 3191:
Call-In Listen ONLY Line: 1-888-808-6929 Access Code: 7362833.  [listen only]
 
TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT BY PHONE (AND LISTEN TO HEARING)
PHONE NUMBER - TO LISTEN & TO MAKE COMMENTS: 844-291-6364
PHONE NUMBER - ACCESS CODE: 1417609

Upcoming Meetings and Policy Events:

2/26/21- IDA's Early Intervention Temperature Survey due
       
If you are providing Early Intervention services in CA, please take a moment to complete.

Early Intervention Policy Update Group available as part of IDA Listens, 2/27/21
Register Here

3/2-3/3 - CA Part C and Part B meeting notice more info

3/3/21 - CA. Advisory Vaccine Committee, 3-6:00PM more info

Save the date: "Building Relationships with Your Elected Officials" with Roxy Ortiz, Thursday March 11th- 1:00-2:30PM  
Register Here

Fran Chasen and Annie Cox,
IDA Policy Co-Chairs


Important Updates for Early Intervention

Posted: February 4, 2021
Good news for 805,116,520 Program codes:
Rate adjustments approved by the Federal Government as indicated in AB79 link here through 12/21.

  • Service Code 805: Infant Development Programs; 8.2% rate increase
  • Service Code 116: Early Start Specialized Therapeutic Services; 5% rate increase
  • Service Code 520: Independent Living Programs; 8.2% rate increase

In the January Governor's proposed budget is the continuation of these and other rate adjustments through December 2022.

CA Early Start - Child Find and Referrals: Message from the Department of Developmental Services click here for message

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