Public Policy

Public Policy/Advocacy

The IDA Policy Committee keeps the organization and its members informed on issues of public policy and acts as a clearing house for policy issues related to infants, toddlers and their families, as well as early intervention providers and programs.

If you are interested in joining the IDA Policy work please contact us at [email protected]


Check out latest IDA Eblast for updates on latest Policy and Advocacy information:

The Department of Developmental Services released an extension on various directives, etc.

Early Start - The expiration date for this directive has been changed to October 3, 2021.

The Directive had already been changed in the past as follows:

  • Section titled “Early Start In-Person Meetings” - Virtual Early Start Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings and services can continue until June 30, 2022. A consumer’s parent or legal guardian can ask for the meeting or early intervention services to be virtual or can request for in-person meetings or services. (Amendment effective 7/29/2021)
  • Section titled “Lanterman Act In-Person Meetings” - Virtual Individualized Program Plan (IPP) meetings and other meetings about services can continue until June 30, 2022. However, consumers (or if appropriate, their families, and authorized representatives) can still ask for an in-person IPP meeting. (Amendment effective 7/29/2021) (attachment below Early Start)

Special Invitation to Directors, Administrators and Other Interested Persons (Free to Members)

  • Thursday September 23, 2021
  • Tuesday October 19, 2021
  • Thursday November 18, 2021
    12:00pm-1:00pm
    Register HERE
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