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  • CA Budget Updates | June 21

    CA Budget Updates 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 ph...
  • IDA releases Sample EI COVID-19 protocols

    IDA releases Sample EI COVID-19 protocols; IDA Tele-information Survey deadline June 10CA Budget ACTION June 12 ACTION Needed:Tele-information Survey: Due June 10thData on the use of tele-information is needed from Early Intervention families and EI prov...
  • Updates CA Budget Decisions Today!

    Updates CA Budget Decisions Today! CA Budget: The proposed budget is being voted on today in the Assembly and Senate Budget Committees ~ more information. There will not be a Conference Committee to work out any differences. All comments after these hear...
  • EI Tele-Information Data Needed

    EI Tele-Information Data Needed Tele-information Data Surveys: Data on the use of tele-information is needed from Early Intervention families and EI providers to share with policy makers.  There is a lot of conversation whether the use of tele-informati...
  • Early Intervention / CA Budget; Emergency Broadband Program; Family Screen time Survey

    Early Intervention / CA Budget; Emergency Broadband Program; Family Screen time Survey Posted: 5.16.21Governor Newsom to release CA May Revise - Friday, May 14, 2021 | More InformationMay Revise details - DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICESThe Departmen...
  • CA Early Start Outreach Resources

    CA Early Start Outreach Resources Posted 3.31.21 Additional IDEA Funding Coming:Thank you's in order for our Federal Legislators who voted for the American Rescue Plan Act. It included a one time stimulus funding for IDEA of $2.5B. It will be split $250...
  • Catch up on CA Early Start Outreach Efforts; EI Legislation; Tech Federal dollars, etc

    Catch up on CA Early Start Outreach Efforts; EI Legislation; Tech Federal dollars, etc Posted 4.22.21 Outreach Efforts for CA. Early Start:Senator Mike McGuire’s PSA for 50th Anniversary Week of the Young Child, Early Signs and CA Early Start – than...
  • CA Senate Budget Committee #3 Hearing

    CA Senate Budget Committee #3 Hearing Tuesday, February 22, 2021- 1: 30PM and related Policy Activities Posted 2.23.21Budget Agenda topics: related to the Department of Developmental Services proposed CA. budget - Navigators $5.3M,Vaccine prioritization...
  • Important Updates for Early Intervention

    Important Updates for Early Intervention Posted 2.4.21Good news for 805,116,520 Program codes:Rate adjustments approved by the Federal Government as indicated in AB79 link here through 12/21. Service Code 805: Infant Development Programs; 8.2% rate in...
  • Updates on COVID-19 Surveys to Complete

    Updates on COVID-19, Surveys to Complete Posted 12.23.20 IDA is following up with its June survey with this " Taking a Temperature of the EI field". Our goal is to collect some data about how providers and the families we are serving are faring during t...
  • Before 2020 Leaves - Here are a few more EI items

    Before 2020 Leaves - Here are a few more EI items Posted 12.14.20 Available to EI Families and Programs in need of PPE equipment? Contact your local Regional Center for masks (Children sizes), sanitizer, etc.Report: If a child, family member on your cas...
  • DDS Survey, Directives, National Children's Day, etc.

    DDS Survey: Please share with your families. Posted 11.21.20 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 se...
  • DDS Latest Directive: Monthly Alternative Rates not till 12/1/20

    DDS Latest Directive: Monthly Alternative Rates not till 12/1/20 Posted 10.29.20 Today, the Department of Developmental Services released an..... "Update of Monthly Rates for Alternative Nonresidential Services" indicating that providers shall continue ...
  • Announcements from Department of Developmental Services

    Announcements from Department of Developmental Services Posted 10.23.20 Alternative Nonresidential Services and the Methodology for Calculating Monthly Payment RatesOn October 14, the Department of Developmental Services shared information on Alternativ...
  • Directives (Extensions) Released by Department of Developmental Services

    Directives (Extensions) Released by Department of Developmental Services Posted 10.11.20 New Extension dates on all COVID-19 related Directives have been distributed by the Department of Developmental Services. Please look them over - more informationDi...
  • Alternative Non-Residential Services Directive

    Early Start Town Hall 9/3/20, Alternative Non-Residential Services Directive replaces Proposed changes to Title 17 Regulations Posted 9.3.20 Sign Up for Early Start Town Hall - Thursday, September 3, 20205:00pm - 6:30pm Agenda: Alternative Services and...
  • Upcoming DS Task Force Meetings and Town Hall-Alternative Delivery of Non Residential Services

    Upcoming Department of Developmental Services Meetings Posted: 8.25.20 DS Task Force Monthly Check-In meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The conversation will include COVID-19 related updates and discussion. Meeting informatio...
  • DDS Releases Proposed Title 17 Regulations-Vendorization Voting Census

    DDS Releases Proposed Title 17 Regulations-Vendorization; Voting; Census Posted 8.20.20 Proposed Emergency Regulations - Title 17. Public Health Subchapter 2. Vendorization:  more infoThe Department of Developmental Services recently released Proposed ...
  • Participate in IDA Policy Survey-Additional Resources for Early Intervention

    IDA Policy and Advocacy Community of Practice Poll Posted 8.10.20 The ultimate goal of IDA's Policy Committee is to improve the lives of young children and families by sharing recommended practices in the field of Early Intervention and influencing legi...
  • IDA Re-entry Provider Survey, Tele-Intervention, DDS Directives

    IDA Re-entry Provider Survey, Tele-Intervention, DDS Directives Posted 7.20.20 In response to discussions regarding re-establishing "Re-entry" plans by the Department of Developmental Services, IDA set out a Provider survey in June. One of IDA's roles i...