Brown Bag LunchSpecial Invitation to Directors, Administrators and Other Interested Persons

Tuesday October 19, 2021
Thursday November 18, 2021

IDA is launching our next set of lunchtime brown bag discussions. Join your Early Intervention Leadership Colleagues from noon to one for virtual conversations and information-sharing regarding administrative and operational challenges facing EI programs.

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with a few changes

Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am | NO FEE

Join us to chat about the importance of the work that we do and ways to support our children, families, and ourselves. At last month’s Saturday Morning LISTEN we made a few changes.

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Evidence BasedEvidence-based Intervention Practices for Young Children 0-3 with ASD and Their Families & Learn The Signs Act Early Resources

with Jennifer Fisher, MA and Diane Storman

Friday November 5, 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm | Virtual Event
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Are you aware of CAPTAIN or Learn the Signs Act Early? The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) hosts a website full of resources for professionals including the ASD Toddler Initiative. The Learn the Signs Act Early Initiative provides free resources for families and providers and an in-depth look at developmental milestones, with the aim of improving early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities in order for children and families can get the services and support they need.

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Live Coach2Coach

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with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, November 12 | 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.

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Jazmine Blackman - Member of the Month

Jazmine Blackman

IDA honors Jazmine Blackman as our Member of the Month. Jazmine is co-chair of our social media committee and through her leadership and vision she has helped grow our social media presence and engagement. Read Jazmine’s story about how she became interested in early intervention, IDA and social media.

Early Intervention Runs in the Family
Jazmine shared that her mother was an early interventionist in the late 80s and she grew up watching her mom “play with babies.” As she got older Jazmine’s mom shared the stories of the infants and toddlers she worked with. Her mother went back to school and got her master’s in special education when Jazmine was ten years old and ran an early intervention program in the Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and Pomona areas of California. Jazmine originally wanted to be an attorney, however, she enjoyed working with infants and families so much that she decided to major in communicative disorders and minor in child development in college. During college she worked as a preschool teacher and an ABA therapist. Through her experiences working she saw the need that exists for more play based early intervention like she had observed all those years watching her mother. Jazmine took over her mother’s early intervention program, Carousel Developmental Service, about 6 years ago. Her goal is to make sure that early intervention reaches more families. She wants to help educate families what their needs are, and how to enjoy and play with their babies.

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