Welcome to the Infant Development Association of California

The Infant Development Association is a community that hears and responds to the voices of those working and living with young children with special needs.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS - COMING SOON

Follow Up Session: Tele-Intervention: A Conversation about Current Trends, Research and Strategies

Friday, July 10, 2020
Session One | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Session Two | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Please sign up for one session only
Registration is limited to 40 people per session
Zoom virtual event
Speakers: Wendy Morrison & Tawnya Roesner


Please join us for this follow up session to continue our robust discussion from IDA’s June 19 Tele-Intervention: Current Trends, Research and Some Views From the Field event. Our guided, virtual conversation will include tele-intervention trends, research, mandates, strategies and ideas for the future of tele-intervention. We would like to invite those who attended on June 19 and anyone else who might be interested in participating in this discussion. We look forward to hearing your questions and ideas! Please send us questions ahead of time at [email protected]

Wendy Morrison, RN, BSN, MA, ECSE is an Early Interventionist working with children and their caregivers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for the past 25 years. She is a WestEd, California Inclusion and Behavioral Consultant (CIBC). Wendy has an endorsement in Accessible and Augmentative Communication in Early Intervention Settings and advanced training in working with children with vision impairment in early intervention.

Tawnya Roesner, MA, ECSE has been an Early Intervention Teacher with Shasta County Office of Education for the past seven years. She delivers services to families who have infant/toddlers (birth-3) with disabilities and delays in their development. Her career in Early Intervention has spanned almost 25 years and includes 17 years as a developmental specialist in a private infant program. She was a lead teacher in a toddler class at a community childcare center for 10 years prior to her work in early intervention.

CEs: Not available for these sessions
ADA Requests: July 3, 2020

Fees: IDA MEMBER $15
IDA NONMEMBER $25
Please sign up for ONE Session
Limit 40 Attendees per Session

Session One 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Session Two 2:30pm - 3:30pm

If you are not already a member, please consider joining your voice with parents, direct service providers, administrators, educators, college students, and government agencies as part of a recognized leading organization. Your support will help continue making the work we do possible on behalf of babies and toddlers, and their families. Learn more about Infant Development Association membership and our work by going to the Infant Development Association. https://www.idaofcal.org/membership-renew-or-join

TramaTrauma Crossroads: Where Trauma and Disability Meet in Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families

with Dana Cox, RN, ECSES
Friday, July 17, 2020
11:00am - 1:00pm
Virtual zoom event, we will admit people to the meeting 10 minutes prior to starting time.

We invite you on a journey to explore where “trauma” and “special needs” in young children and their families intersect. The outcome of this exploration is increased awareness with the goal of building resilience and introducing trauma-responsive supports for families who have young children with a developmental disability, difference, or special health care needs.

OUTCOMES:
1. Define trauma, disability, “special needs” and resilience
2. Explore 7 areas children and/or parents of children with disabilities may intersect
3. Integrate strategies for each of the 7 “intersections” in your work with young children and families that can build their resiliency.

Dana CoxSpeaker: Dana Cox, RN, ECSE
Dana is a RN, a certificated Early Childhood Special Educator, and is endorsed in California as an Infant/Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Mentor.

She works for WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies –Supporting Inclusive Learning projects and is faculty at Cabrillo College ECE Program and SCCOE EPIC Special Education credentialing program.

She is trained in the Child Trauma Academy Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and is currently enrolled in the Mindful Schools Mindful Educator certification program. Dana credits her 3 adult children, and grandchild as her greatest teachers. She can be reached at [email protected]

DATE OF EVENT:
Friday, July 17, 2020
START AND END TIME OF EVENT:
11:00am -1:00pm Virtual zoom event (We will admit people to the meeting 10 minutes prior to starting time.)
TramaCE HOURS:
IDA - Nursing/PT/Speech Language Pathologist - 2 hours $20
CE HOURS:
CDI – LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP (you will be invoiced)
ADA REQUESTS:
Friday, July 1, 2020

REGISTRATION FEES:
IDA member: $45
Non IDA member: $60
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CapitalCA Budget Signed Monday!

Monday Governor Newsom placed his signature on the CA Budget (SB74) for 2020-2021. Press release  It included the rate adjustment (8.2%) for Infant Development Programs. All your hard work paid off.
 
"Supplemental Rate Increases for Additional Service Codes—$18 million ($10.8 million General Fund) in 2020-21 and 2021-22 to provide supplemental rate increases for Early Start Specialized Therapeutic Services, Infant Development and Independent Living Services. This approach is consistent with the supplemental rate increases included in the 2019 Budget Act. The increased funding for the three services will be suspended on December 31, 2021. The suspension will be lifted if the Administration determines through the 2021 Budget process that there is sufficient General Fund revenue to support all suspended programs." Page 63, Click Here
 
Please take a moment to send you’re thanks to:
 
Governor Newsom, Pro Tem Atkins, Speaker Rendon, Senator Mitchell, and Assembly member Ting and your representatives. Their recent conversations resulted in collaborative effort to put a budget together that recognized the most vulnerable citizens in our state. Legislative information
 
Now CA is looking to the Federal Government for assistance to cover the projected budget trigger in the fall.

Resources:
 
Public Counsel's recently released report, CONFRONTING INEQUITIES IN CALIFORNIA’S FUNDING OF SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: A SOBERING VIEW OF OUR CURRENT STANDPOINT." Here is the link:
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
 
We aim to provide state Part C and Part B, Section 619 programs with the latest information on funding and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may wish to begin by reading the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. For specific questions pertaining to Part C or Section 619, contact your ECTA state contact. For Part B, K-21, contact NCSI.
 
More Information Here
 
Thank you for Speaking Up!
 
Fran Chasen and Annie Cox
IDA Public Policy Liaisons


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