Public Policy

Public Policy/Advocacy

The IDA Policy Committee keeps the organization and its members informed on issues of public policy and acts as a clearing house for policy issues related to infants, toddlers and their families, as well as early intervention providers and programs.

If you are interested in joining the IDA Policy work please contact us at [email protected]


Check out latest IDA Eblast for updates on latest Policy and Advocacy information:

Updates on CA Child Find; DDS -CA - American Rescue Plan Act Submission Plan; CA Budget Updates

Posted July 20, 2021
Updates on CA Child Find: The Department of Developmental Services released another video in English and Spanish to share the message that Early Start is relevant to parents and services are up and running. Link for video

Video with Dr. Nadine Burke

Although the numbers of referrals have increased in CA to Early Start there are still pockets in the state where numbers have not increased.

Additional materials: Early Signs Act Early Resources available -  25,000 growth charts (2-sided, English and Spanish) that have been printed with the California 1-800 515-BABY (1 800-515-2229). There is room to stamp a local number, if wanted. Check out this link

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