Let’s Dance!
Play and Joy throughCollaboration
in the DIR® Floortime Approach
 
Friday, March 9th, 2018
8:00AM - 3:30PM
New York, NY
 
We are sorry, but we are sold out.  We hope you will be able to join us in Washington DC on November 9 and 10, 2018 instead.  We will be having an incredible 2-day conference then. Our keynote presenters will be announced very soon and our registration will open up within the next few weeks. 

Rebecca School
40 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016
 
Professionals $75 ($80 with CEUs)
Parents, Students, and Self-Advocates $40
 
*There will be a special What is Floortime session pre-session from 7:30 AM- 8:30 AM. This is highly encouraged for any people who are new to DIR. Registration is required. There is no additional fee and there are no professional continuing educaiton credits available for this one-hour pre-session.

What are the essential components to promote a student’s thinking, relating, and communicating? During this one day conference, participants will understand how DIR® Floortime and the DIR® model can be used across the disciplinary domains with students of all ages. Interdisciplinary breakout sessions will target collaborative approaches to education, attunement and reciprocity, sensory processing, communication, and relationships both within the school and at home. Students learn best through meaningful and joyful interactions. Presenters from the Rebecca School, the self-advocacy and ICDL community will show how following a student’s passion can both build a strong relationship and accomplish discipline specific goals. This conference is open to self-advocates, professionals and parents.

Keynote Presenter Jesse Saperstein
Autism = Awesomeness
(Max Sparrow came down with pneumonia and cannot join us.  We are happy he is recovering fine, but is too ill to travel.  However, we are excited that Jesse is now able to join us!)
Jesse Saperstein
Jesse A. Saperstein is a best-selling author, autism advocate and motivational speaker.  Jesse visits schools on a regular basis and has been successful with wiping out bullying or at least dramatically alleviating it with every presentation.  He was contracted by New York University (NYU) to be a part of their “Keeping it Real Project” (www.projectkeepitreal.com)
Breakout Sessions:  Professionals from Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Music Therapy, and Behavioral Optometry 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 published as it becomes available by clicking here
Continuing Education & Presenter Disclosure Statements: Professional continuing education credits are available for Social Work, Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy, as well as professional developmental hours for Educators.  Please click here for continuing education and presenter disclosure information.