June Member of the Month

TawnyaWe are delighted this month to honor Tawnya Roesner as our member of the month! Tawnya has been a member of IDA for many years and has most recently been instrumental in helping IDA create our social media presence. Tawnya also has been mentoring our UCLA intern Nicole Meron and creating the fabulous graphics you see on our Instagram account.

Tawnya’s story is a true testament to the power of networking that a professional organization like IDA affords, and as well as the collaborative nature that a social media platform like Instagram enables.

Like many professionals working in early intervention, personal experiences and relationships led Tawnya to this career path. Tawnya started out working as a preschool teacher and then decided to go back to college for a career change. She said her attraction to special education was influenced by working initially as a caregiver for a child with cerebral palsy and having a father who was a physical therapist and a sister who was an occupational therapist. Tawnya responded to a newspaper ad for Parent Infant Programs looking for someone interested in working with toddlers and infants. As they explained to Tawnya, come with us on a few home visits because that is the only way for you to understand what we do. The rest, as they say, is history. She fell in love with the job and was an early intervention provider for many years.

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with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, June 18 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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 GraphicThe IDA Policy Committee Extends a Special Invitation to Directors, Administrators and Other Interested Persons

June 24

The Infant Development Association extends a special invitation to Directors, Administrators and other interested persons for an important discussion around Early Start services in this almost post COVID world.

If the following questions have kept you up at night, you must attend this event!

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Dad Baby MomIDA Saturday Morning LISTEN!

The 4th Saturday of each month
Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 9:30am – 10:30am

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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