Information and Resources2024-02-28T00:37:58+00:00

What We Do | Information and Resources

Information is essential to advocacy. CDSA keeps members up to date about the rapidly changing landscape for IDD services with clear analysis on complex public policy, as well as answers to pressing questions.

Issue updates and action alerts2024-02-26T22:54:19+00:00

CDSA updates members on important news regarding IDD services. When members have opportunities to get involved with pending bills or regulations, we provide the messaging and information they need to take action. We craft public policy statements and resources in plain language that members can share with families and local legislators.

Networking and collaboration2024-02-26T22:56:26+00:00

CDSA offers numerous networking opportunities through our listserv, member committees, local caucus meetings, and events across the state. Our members are the experts on serving Californians with IDD. We facilitate important discussions between members by providing multiple opportunities to ask questions and share experiences. Members regularly share policies and fundraising tips, discuss ways to work with regional center staff, and explore messaging and public relations.

Conferences and meetings2024-02-26T22:56:45+00:00

Members come together for four major events each year to address the issues that matter to IDD service providers. CDSA provides detailed briefings on up to date public policy information at every event, but many members find the peer networking opportunities invaluable. Through these meetings, our members engage with CDSA to set our priorities, voice concerns, and solve problems. In addition to our regular gatherings, we also host occasional educational sessions or invite members to rally in response to current events. Our events are designed to reflect the interests and needs of our members.

I’m always a step ahead of other organizations that don’t belong to CDSA. I know what’s coming next year or even the year after that because we’re so informed of what’s going on at the state and federal level. – Michelle Ramirez, CEO, MPH, On My Own Independent Living Services

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