Important Updates for Early Intervention

Important Updates for Early Intervention

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

IDA Provider Temperature Survey:

Dear Early Intervention Providers,
IDA is following up with its June survey with this " Taking a Temperature of the EI field". click here

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. 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 2021 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.

Parents being sought:
The USC University for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is currently recruiting participants for the Family Support discipline in its 2021 California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (CA-LEND) training program.

We are seeking parents of children with special needs who have a minimum of 2 years' experience providing family support to other parents or as an advocate for systems change and are interested in receiving advanced training in our multi-disciplinary program.
Please pass the attached announcement and LEND brochure to parents you think may be interested in this opportunity. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 323 361-3831.
Resources:

  1. Supporting Child Care Providers and the Dual Language Learners They Serve During the COVID-19 Crisis: Insights From a Statewide Survey - link here
  2. Resource Guide for Developing Integrated Strategies to Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children - link here
  3. CA Low Cost Internet Resource - link here
  4. Kids Data- Early Intervention or Sp. Education CA Access - link here

Interested in joining the IDA Policy Committee? Please feel free to contact us - [email protected]

Fran Chasen and Annie Cox
IDA Policy Liaisons

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