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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.
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Leadership and Advocacy Training for E.I. Professionals and Parents

Free 4 Sessions Online
January 9/16/23/30, 2024
Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Spanish Translation Available

Be an Early Start Leader and Advocate
Join Early Start Discussion and Share your story with others!
Early Intervention Professionals and Parents of Children 8 years or younger who received Early Start services have a unique perspective and opportunity to provide input on the local and state levels. Please join us to learn more about Early Start processes, and policies and to provide your input.

Must be able to attend all 4 trainings
These trainings are FREE for E.I. Professionals and Parents

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Capitol Building9th Annual Policy 2024 Update

Monday, January 22, 2024
8:30am - 12:30pm | Virtual Event

Can't attend the event live?
Register to receive access to the recording!

Federal and State Policies regarding Early Start, Early Education and Intervention, review of Governor’s Budget 2024, and more!

Topics to be addressed

  • Congress: Federal Update and What We Can Expect for Young Children and their Families
  • CA Early Start - Part C - What's ahead for 2024?
  • Implementation of CA Master Plan on Early Learning and Care
  • CA Budget - Department of Developmental Services, California Department of Education, California Department of Social Services, and relevant legislation
  • ECE California Legislative Landscape
  • Update on the Rate Implementation for Early Intervention , Quality Indicator Program

Non-Member: $75
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $50
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $40

ADA Requests: Contact IDA at [email protected] with ADA request by Jan 5, 2024

Limited Partial Scholarship Available

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Child and BrainThe Road Less Traveled By – How Early Brain Development Affects Language in Autistic Children

with Tracey Tasker, MA, CCC/SLP
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Virtual Event

Can't attend the event live? Register to receive access to the recording!

Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate research from multiple disciplines and develop an understanding of how neurodiverse brains process information differently and what that looks like in the development of early language milestones.

Learner Objectives:

  • Review language brain models
  • Analyze research on the neural underpinning of atypical language development in autistic children
  • Describe how brain differences should drive treatment decisions

Non-Member: $55
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $40
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $30

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $20 (2 hours)

ADA Requests: Contact IDA at [email protected] with ADA request by January 31, 2024

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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.

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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