Improving Data, Improving Outcomes (IDIO) 2022: Leadership, Equity, Impact

August 21-26, 2022, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC

Come join your fellow community members who work with young children with disabilities and their families at IDIO 2022. We invite you to join us, from August 21-26, to connect with us, learn from other states, network with peers, and hear the latest from OSEP.

In collaboration with their early childhood technical assistance center partners, DaSy is hosting the national conference: Leadership, Equity, Impact. Pre-conference and post-conference meetings of related constituency groups will be held on August 21, 22, and 26.

The IDIO Conference is designed for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 coordinators, IDEA Part C and B data managers, and others working to improve state capacity for equitable, evidence-based data systems, programs, and practices and to ultimately improve outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.

Funds are available to support travel and expenses for IDEA Part C and Part B 619 coordinators and IDEA Part C and Part B data managers.

IDIO Conference Call for Proposals – NOW OPEN!

We invite you to share your experience, research, and innovative practices for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and using data to address critical policy questions, facilitate program improvement, and improve compliance accountability. We are seeking proposals that concentrate on relevant topics for state programs, professionals, and families of children with disabilities.

  • Concurrent sessions will be held Tuesday, August 23–Thursday, August 25 and are 90 minutes long.
  • DaSyTalks: For States by States will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, August 24 and are 15-minute presentations by a single presenter followed by 10 minutes for Q&A. Only state staff are eligible to present DaSyTalks.
  • Additional information on both session types is included in the proposal guidance document and the proposal form. 
  • Proposals are due by Friday, May 13, 2022. (deadline extended) 

IDIO session presentations must address the following IDIO Conference intended outcomes:  

  • Improve state capacity to collect, analyze, report, and use high-quality IDEA Part C early intervention and Part B preschool data, including data on child and family outcomes. 
  • Enhance, streamline, and integrate early childhood data systems to address critical policy and practice questions that will facilitate program improvement and improve compliance accountability and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.  
  • Use national resources and states’ experiences and resources to build organizational capacity and support the implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Address equity throughout the cycle of inquiry.  

Step 1 – Read the IDIO Call For Proposal Guidance Document 
Step 2 – Develop and submit a Concurrent Session proposal or a DaSyTalk: For States by States Proposal

Timeline for the proposal process:  

May 13, 2022, 11:50 PM ET Deadline for Submissions
May 13 – May 25, 2022 Proposal Review
June 15, 2022 Notification of Acceptance

Contact with any questions.

IDIO Conference Agenda At-A-Glance

The IDIO Agenda At-A-Glance is the weekly schedule for the IDIO Conference including constituent meetings, workshops, plenaries, concurrent sessions and DaSyTalk sessions. Please note this schedule is preliminary and will be updated as the program is finalized.

Registration Opens Mid-May

Check this page again soon for more details.