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Date(s) - March 6, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm




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Creating safe environments through meaningful relationships supports developmental growth and promotes learning. During this one-day conference, participants will understand how DIRFloortime® can be used across the disciplinary domains with students of all ages. Breakout sessions will address a range of themes demonstrating how feeling safe and connected to peers and adults in the learning environment impacts the development of relationships and success in school. By creating a safe environment, students are able to build a strong foundation necessary for learning and development. Presenters from the Rebecca School, self-advocates, and the ICDL community will show how following a student’s passion can both build strong relationships and accomplish discipline-specific goals. This conference is open to self-advocates, professionals, and parents.


Keynote Presenter: Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D

tephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.  He served as president of the Society for Psycho-physiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award.

Professionals $150 ($125 Early Bird before January 31, 2020)

Parents, Students, and Self-Advocates $95


Breakout Sessions: Professionals from Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Music Therapy, and related fields will present interdisciplinary presentations from a DIR® Floortime developmental perspective. Video examples and real world applications will be used to illustrate theoretical developmental perspectives. A more detailed description of breakout sessions will be posted soon.