Infant Development Association Job Announcement

The Infant Development Association of California (IDA) is a volunteer non-profit membership organization that for over 40 years, has been dedicated to improving the early intervention delivery system and creating a competent, well-trained cadre of personnel to deliver early intervention services. IDA has worked to raise awareness of the importance of services for children, birth to three with special needs and their families, through advocacy efforts and being a voice for the early intervention field in California.

The Position - Executive Director

The Executive Director will work under the oversight of ARC and IDA’s Board of Directors to build organizational sustainability and provide strategic leadership for IDA. Serving as Executive Director, this individual will guide the organization to develop new opportunities for program delivery, advocacy, and revenue generation. The Executive Director has the primary and direct responsibility for leadership of the organization with access to a support team already in place.

For more information, please click here

This is a part-time position (20 hours per week). Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]


UPCOMING EVENTS

Stacey LandbergLIVE Coach2Coach Event

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, January 22, 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, January 23, 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.

More Information | Register Today


Baby and bucketIDA 6th Annual Policy 2021 Update

with Kris Perry, Michele Sartell, Teresa Anderson, Christina Nigrelli, Maricris Acon, and January Crane
Monday, January 25, 2021 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
This is a Virtual Event

Join us to hear and discuss current policies and regulations that providers need to know in 2021 at the Federal, State and Local Levels

Topics Include:

  •     CA Early Start - Part C - What's ahead for 2021?
  •     ECE in the CA Budget and Legislation
  •     ECE related CA Legislation for 2021
  •     Recommendations from CA Master Plan on Early Learning and Care
  •     CA Budget- Department of Developmental Services and relevant legislation

More Information | Register Today


Introduction to Sensory Processing  Part 2: Clinical Applications

with Stacy Frauwirth, MS, OTR/L
Wednesday February 10, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Virtual ZOOM Event

This session will build on Part 1, so participants should have attended the Part 1 session or have a working knowledge of sensory integration concepts. Using case studies and real-world clinical challenges, attendees will learn strategies to promote the development and participation of children with sensory processing challenges.

Stacy Frauwirth is the Director of Child Development Services at Through the Looking Glass in Berkeley, CA. Stacy is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 25 years of pediatric clinical, teaching, and supervisory experience.

More Information | Register Today


Stacey LandbergLIVE Coach2Coach Event

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, February 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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


Mom and BabyPediatric Sleep Intervention for 0-3

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Zoom Event
with Courtney Palm, LMFT

Early Intervention (EI) programs are seeing a rise in sleep disorders affecting children in the 0-3 yr category but are struggling to find trained providers to help. Currently, the gap between behavioral and medical sleep intervention is contributing to less effective treatment plans for these children and confusion for their families. The goal of this training is to bridge the gap between systemic (medical) and developmental sleep conditions specific to children between the ages of 0-3 years. We will examine the five most common events related to sleep disruption in early childhood: gestational experience, attachment, nutrition, developmental disorders and trauma. Participants who attend this training will walk away with: assessment tools to evaluate sleep disruption, “whole child” perspective for treatment planning, knowledge of how certain developmental conditions influence sleep, and culturally-sensitive approach to working with families on sleep.

More Information | Register Today


Dad Baby MomIDA Saturday Morning LISTEN!

The 4th Saturday of each month
Saturday, February 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.

More Information | Register Today


PUBLIC POLICY

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Updates on COVID, Surveys to Complete

Posted 12.22.2020

IDA is following up with its June survey with this " Taking a Temperature of the EI field". Our goal is to collect some data about how providers and the families we are serving are faring during this challenging period of Covid-19.

Please take a moment to complete the short survey. SURVEY 

We will be sharing this information with legislators, collaborators, related departments , etc. We see this as an opportunity to have the voices of Early Intervention heard in the places where decisions are being made and to foster communication in our field.

In January IDA will be hosting a series of virtual focus groups for EI providers to address their concerns, challenges and successes.
Thank you for your answers, your feedback is important to us.

Congressional leaders more info Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 | USAGov announced a bipartisan, bicameral COVID relief and omnibus appropriations deal. The deal includes $1.4 trillion to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2021 and $900 billion for COVID relief.

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Before 2020 Leaves - Here are a few more EI items

Posted 12.14.2020

Available to EI Families and Programs in need of PPE equipment? Contact your local Regional Center for masks (Children sizes), sanitizer, etc.

Report: If a child, family member on your caseload, staff identifies as positive please contact the Service Coordinator. DDS is keeping track of these statistics in addition to the local Department of Health.

Addressing Early Start Child Find and Referrals:
The Department of Developmental Services has developed a new pathway brochure for families to assist accessing Early Start. They have also released a revised Early Start Healthcare Provider Brochure. click here

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DDS releases additional extension Directives and Monthly Rates and Applicable Services for Alternative Non-Residential, etc.

Posted: 12.4.2020

New Directives from the Department of Developmental Services have been released

The December 1 extensions on Waiver on Half Day Billing, Early Start Services, Req. Waived due to COVID-19 and Additional Guidance - CA Department of Developmental Services

We have heard that the rates are to be released shortly to the Regional Centers directly and then to providers. Alternative Services rate is projected to begin on January 1, 2021. Details in December 2 Directive. See above DDS Directive link.

Do not forget the Self Advocate and Family survey - Due 12/18 - Self-Advocate and Family Survey (surveymonkey.com) Please share with your families - in a variety of languages.

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