Resources for COVID-19
Many programs are looking into sharing information about the COVID-19 virus and having precautions in place to protect staff and families. Here are some resources to share with staff and families.


Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center) offers a range of Early Start materials:

Use of Tele-Intervention in Early Intervention (IDEA Part C): Strategies for Providing Services Under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency"- Webinar
https://hml.fpg.unc.edu/Play/16465
Areas addressed:

  • Funding Opportunities: Medicaid and Private Insurance
  • Privacy Issues: HIPAA and FERPA
  • Consent from families ( What is Needed?)
  • Video Conferencing: Technology and Considerations

June 8th DDS Directives: Have you seen them?

1. Availability of Personal Protective Equipment- contact your local Regional Center for access information
2. Extension and Rescission of Waivers, Modifications and Directives Due to COVID-19 Current and prior Directives.
3. Directive PDF

Directives Link

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DDS Shares Working Document

Yesterday the Department of Developmental Services offered a Draft "Ready for Re-Entry?" Link here plan for comments to the community.
The Plan is a draft and is a document in development.

Please contact [email protected] with your comments.

The Infant Development Association will be hosting a virtual, attendance limited "focus group" regarding the draft "Ready for Re-Entry? plan on Tuesday, June 16 | 11:30am-12:30pm.

Registration Information Coming Soon


ACTION Reminders - Call Gov. & IDP Comments Needed- DDS Draft Re-Entry Plan

ACTION: Have you called your legislators and Govenor Newsom to remind them how important it is to not cut services to the Developmental Services system. The legislators made a counter offer: includes catch up rate adjustments for Infant Programs, Infant Therapeutic services; eliminates unpaid holidays and rejects family fees.

Re-Entry Plan

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Governor Newsom
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