Our Mission Statement
The Infant Development Association of California's mission is to foster collaboration between families and professionals working with children, birth to three with special needs. The Infant Development Association of California provides education, leadership, and advocacy.
Our Values:
Diverse leaders who are collaborative
A community that is well trained, supported and informed
Access to quality services for all young children with special needs, and their families
Optimal development and unique individualized outcomes for all children


IDA Policy and Advocacy Community of Practice Poll

The ultimate goal of IDA's Policy Committee is to improve the lives of young children and families by sharing recommended practices in the field of Early Intervention and influencing legislators' and policymakers' opinions and activities. Your input and participation are important to us! Please take a moment to answer this brief survey.

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Going Deeper on Coaching and Routines Based Practices

Friday, August 14, 2020 - ALL SESSIONS SOLD OUT
Session One 11:00am - 12:00pm | Session Two 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Session Three 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration is limited for 30 people per session

Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP

Coaching and routines based interventions are considered “best practices,” but that doesn’t mean they’re easy or intuitive practices. Early interventionists benefit from ongoing support and resources to sustain their work and grow their relationships with families.

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women and babyEnsuring the Development of a Complete Visual System

Friday, August 21, 2020 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Zoom Event

Dr. Leanne Liddicoat, O.D., FCOVD

Let’s discuss how environmental factors affect the developing visual system and how to use movement-oriented interactions to influence the proper development of visual acuity, pursuits, saccades, binocularity and visual perception.

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Supporting Relationships in Early Intervention Using an Infant Mental Health Model

father and child2-Part Event
Wednesday, September 16 | Wednesday, September 23
2:00pm - 5:00pm | Zoom Event

Lisa Katzman, PT, DPT, PCS

This interactive two-part course will introduce the concepts of early childhood mental health, reflective practice, and therapeutic use of self as they relate to practice in early intervention. The instructor will review the factors that influence the formation of relationships in families of young children with disabilities and developmental delays.

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