Public Policy/Advocacy

The public policy committee keeps the organization informed about and involved in the public policies and analyzes pressing policy issues related to laws and regulations, communicates key findings and program performance results, and makes recommendations to the organization for appropriate actions in the form of strategies to ensure quality outcomes.

  • Members participate on public and private advisory councils and groups.
  • Members attend public meetings, hearings and forums.
  • Members meet with representatives of the state legislature, agencies and organizations to discuss early intervention issues.
  • IDA sponsors workshops, public forums, position statements and letter writing

Federal representatives:


CA Budget Updates

Posted June 21, 2021
Update on CA Budget:
Yes, June saw a budget developed for CA. but it is not agreed upon yet. The Governor has to sign it. Have you signed onto an Open Letter to Governor Newsom? Open Letter Link reminding him the Future Includes Us or phoned him - 916-445-2841

We in Early Intervention need to say thank you to our legislators for their efforts. The proposed budget includes $1.4 B over 3 years recognition of the Developmental Disabilities field. Send your thank yous to (a partial list).

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