Mission: The infant development association advocates for improved, effective prevention and early intervention services by providing information, education, and training to parents, professionals, decision makers, and others in the filed of early intervention.
Programs: Committees offered conferences, webinars, newsletter, website resources, policy e-news:webinar - ideas worthy of replication, 1st in series - caring for parents: elements & models of support - april 7, 2014, 68 attended ida southern california regional conference - the significance of sensory experiences in young children - april 11-12, 2014, pasadena, ca, 169 attended ida news-newsletter topic on sensory processing, summer 2014, vol. 42, issue 1ida northern california regional conference - weaving a community of resiliency - september 19-20, 2014, sacramento, ca, 199 attendedwebinar - ideas worthy of replication, 2nd in series - mindful leadership: leading with you in mind - november 13, 2014, 55 attendedpolicy e-news topics: 1/14/14 naeyc childrens champions alert1/15/14 new director appointed california department of developmental services; resources on early start and transition from early start to preschool1/22/14 federal budget & california budget 2/21/14 budget hearing notification; resource on early start part c annual performance report 2012; and application for parent representatives on interagency coordinating council2/28/14 california legislative hearings and relevant bill information3-6-14 federal opportunities for and focus on early childhood; annual part c application public comment period; los angeles early learning advocacy day3/14/14 california early start part c application; california budget and assembly/senate meetings3/18/14 - california early start part c application; california budget and assembly/senate meetings3/21/14 - california early start part c application; california budget and assembly/senate meetings5/16/14 california budget; budget process; resources5/23/14 update of budget subcommittee vote6/2/14 early start status6/13/14 early start language-developmental services trailer bill6/23/14 state budget signed and early start eligibility reinstated8/6/14 an 805 infant program provider
chapters offered and/or co-sponsored the following conferences/meetings/trainings/forums/networking opportunities:workshop - tots, trachs and tubes - march 25, 2014, 12 attendedworkshop - visual impairment: personal experience, diagnoses, and intervention - march 26, 2014, 51 attendedworkshop - the impact of trauma on early brain development - may 29, 2014, 46 attended workshop - caring for one's self while caring for others: tips & techniques to maintain well being - may 30, 2014, 49 attendedworkshop - it's all in the family - june 9, 2014, 26 attendedworkshop - ccs demystified - july 29, 2014, 19 attendedworkshop - repairing ruptures: healing relationships with families - october 17, 2014, 66 attendedworkshop - how does it feel? A first hand experience of a sensory processing disorder november 12, 2014, 55 attended