APRIL MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Member of the Month

In honor of Autism Acceptance month we are honoring Marie Poulsen as our April Member of the Month. Her dedication to research, policy and service delivery to infants and young children and their families is an inspiration to all those who serve the early intervention community in California. Furthermore, Marie’s contribution to early identification and diagnosis of young children with autism has and will continue to change the lives of children with autism and their families.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Live Coach2Coach

Water Can

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, May 14 | 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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


California Budget Update: May Revision and Its Impact On Early Intervention Services

with Teresa Anderson
Monday, May 17 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Virtual Event

 
Teresa AndersonSince the January release of the California Budget for 2021-2022, the Governor and legislators have been reviewing, adjusting, taking in comments, and holding hearings. During May, the Governor releases his update on the California Budget, the May Revise.
 
You will have an opportunity to learn what changes are being suggested for the Department of Developmental Services budget and related legislation.
Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how the CA Budget supports Early Intervention Services
  • Participants will learn how to participate in the CA legislative process
  • Participants will learn about constituent involvement in the CA Budget process

More information | Register Today


Dad Baby MomIDA Saturday Morning LISTEN!

The 4th Saturday of each month
Saturday, May 22, 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.

NO FEE

Register Today


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

May 27 and 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!

More Information | Register Today


Live Coach2Coach

Water Can

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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


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.

NO FEE

Register Today


Live Coach2Coach

Water Can

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, July 16 | 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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


Dad Baby MomIDA Saturday Morning LISTEN!

The 4th Saturday of each month
Saturday, July 24, 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.

NO FEE

Register Today


Live Coach2Coach

Water Can

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, August 20 | 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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


Live Coach2Coach

Water Can

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, September 17 | 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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions


Live Coach2Coach

Water Can

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, October 15 | 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.

More Information | Register Today | 6 Month Subscriptions



PUBLIC POLICY

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Catch up on CA Early Start Outreach Efforts; EI Legislation; Tech Federal dollars, etc

Posted - 4/22/2021
Outreach Efforts for CA. Early Start:

Senator Mike McGuire’s PSA for 50th Anniversary Week of the Young Child, Early Signs and CA Early Start – thanks to Michele Rogers, IDA Policy Committee for arranging - more info

April 7 - Presentation to LA County Child Care Planning Committee - CA Early Start. Materials posted on Planning Committee – more info
Please check out DDS website: Early Start materials - Reasons for Concern brochure, etc.

Bills of Interest for Early Intervention:
Legislation links:

Plan on Testifying at a CA Hearing: Read the new process
Attestation and Certification for EI Billing:
DDS is postponing the attestation. Will be developing a revised Directive  required around PPP funds. 

  • You can bill for March without being held accountable for the attestation.  
  • As a precaution with your billing you are encouraged to simply write a letter to your regional center (Include Vendor Codes ) that you agreed to the E-Billing certifications but that you are doing so “in protest of #9 regarding PPP and other federal funds”.  
  • If you have already billed and agreed to the attestation then go ahead and still write that letter to your regional center identifying the codes billed.
  • DDS plans to re-issue a directive that the attestation requirement is being pulled out of the certification requirements for the March billing. 

Community Care Licensing: PIN 21-13-CCP provides information about the repeal of Title 22, Section 101161(b) regarding ambulatory and non-ambulatory children. more info

Resources:

Upcoming Policy Events:
  • April 22, May 27 & June 24 - The IDA Policy Committee Extends a Special Invitation to Directors, Administrators and Other Interested Persons - register
  • April 24 - Saturday IDA Listen - register
  • May 3 - Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day - Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Families - register
  • May 17 - California Budget Update: May Revision and Its Impact On Early Intervention Services - register

IDA Policy Co-Chairs
Fran Chasen & Annie Cox,
www.idaofcal.org