Join Us For Another Popular Virtual Event

LIVE Coach 2 Coach

with Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm (note: now 1.5 hours) | Register Today
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This event will feature LIVE Coach 2 Coach practice with multiple home visitors and families. Together we will practice EI coaching strategies (e.g. problem-solving, reflection, observation, feedback, etc.) while we watch segments from recent coaching home-visits. This is a unique opportunity to support EI colleagues as we coach them live through this video self-modeling process. Video modeling is an evidence-based way to learn from our peers and strengthen our own coaching and routines-based-intervention skills. Please join our Community of Practice for this coaching event in a series of ongoing monthly coaching/RBI live zoom events.

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Anita OsbornHope and Healing: Developing a Resilient Response

with Anita Osborn, M.A., P.P.S., L.E.P.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual ZOOM Event

These are exceptionally trying times and many of us are combatting daily assaults of adverse circumstances. Likewise, we work with children and families who are struggling with intersectional challenges from multiple directions. Science has revealed much about stress and trauma…and sheds light on Hope and Healing. This presentation will address what we need to know about the science of Resiliency in order to survive and thrive.

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Deborah AllenReviewing Public Health Guidelines For Early Intervention: A Follow Up Conversation With Dr. Deborah Allen

with Dr. Deborah Allen, ScD
Monday, December 14, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Virtual ZOOM Event

Please join us for an informal conversation and question & answer session with Dr. Deborah Allen about the current picture of COVID-19 in California. We will discuss the ongoing effects of this pandemic on children, families and early intervention providers. Please email questions ahead of time to [email protected]

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Saturday Morning Listen

Saturday, December 19 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am | ZOOM Meeting | Register Today

Wake up with Infant Development Association. Join us this fall with your favorite morning drink and treat on the fourth Saturday of the month (third Saturday for November and December) 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.
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Dad with KidIntroduction to Sensory Processing Part 1: Beyond the Sensory-behavior Divide

with Stacy Frauwirth, MS, OTR/L
Wednesday January 13, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virtual ZOOM Event

This session will provide an overview of basic concepts of sensory integration and processing theories, including links between sensory processing and behavior.

Stacy Frauwirth is the Director of Child Development Services at Through the Looking Glass in Berkeley, CA. Stacy is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 25 years of pediatric clinical, teaching, and supervisory experience.

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DDS Survey, Directives, National Children's Day, etc.

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) invites you to complete this self-advocate/family member survey to help us understand how COVID-19 has impacted our community and changed your services. It will be online till December 18th. DDS, regional centers, and service providers are working on new ways to safely support you. Completing this survey will identify what’s working, what’s not, and what is important to self-advocates and families.

The survey below includes fifteen questions and is available in 10 languages. DDS will share the combined information from all responses on its website.


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DDS Latest Directive: Monthly Alternative Rates Not Till 12/1/20

Today, the Department of Developmental Services released an..... "Update of Monthly Rates for Alternative Nonresidential Services" indicating that providers shall continue to follow the methodology and rules outlined in the August 31,2020 Directive for September and October 2020." The monthly unit rates for Alternative Services will become effective December 1, 2020." Check the California Department of Developmental Services website for additional information.

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Announcements from Department of Developmental Services

Alternative Nonresidential Services and the Methodology for Calculating Monthly Payment Rates
On October 14, the Department of Developmental Services shared information on Alternative Nonresidential Services and the Methodology for Calculating Monthly Payment rates. Materials from the training can be found here under the “Alternative Services” tab. The recording will be posted tomorrow. Live stream video is available on the DDS YouTube channel here:

Prior to sharing rates with providers Regional Centers have an opportunity to meet with DDS and Representatives from Burns & Associates during the week of October 19th. Stay tuned for your appointment with your Regional Center for a discussion of your program rates - Alternative.

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Input Requested

The DDS Early Start Workgroup put the attached survey Early Start Re-Entry together. Please complete the survey.

Directives (Extensions) Released by Department of Developmental Services

New Extension dates on all COVID-19 related Directives have been distributed by the Department of Developmental Services. Please look them over - more information

Directive 01-061520- Extension of Early Start Services - waves Early Start Services ending at age 3 till November 12, 2020.

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