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Friday, March 31st


7:45 Registration
  Morning Sessions Individual Differences in Detecting Safety and Threat in Social Emotional Development
8:30-8:45 Welcome to the Conference and Profectum with Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH
8:45-9:00 Conference Overview with Connie Lillias, PhD, MFT, RN
9:00-10:00 How Do We Identify Threat and Find Safety? What All Parents and Providers Need to Know with Stephen W. Porges, PhD

available for continuing education credit

10:00-10:30 Break: Book Signings, Resource Partner Fair, Celebrating Creativity in Autism Show
10:30-11:30 Interpreting Challenging Behaviors as Threat Instead of Non-Compliance with Monica G. Osgood, Executive Director; Michele Parkins, MS, OTR and Natalie Kitts, MS, OTR

available for continuing education credit

11:30-12:00 Panel Discussion with Moderator: Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN and Panelists: Stephen W. Porges, PhD;  Serena Wieder, PhD; Monica G. Osgood, Executive Director; Michele Parkins, MS, OTR; Natalie Kitts, MS, OTR

available for continuing education credit

12:00-12:15 Honoring DIR and Profectum with Serena Wieder, PhD
12:15-1:45 Lunch
  Afternoon Sessions Understanding Individual Differences Through Movement
1:45-2:45 Sensory-Movement Differences Being Interpreted as Intentional Behaviors with Anne Donnellan, PhD

available for continuing education credit

2:45-3:15 Break: Book Signings, Resource Partner Fair, Celebrating Creativity in Autism Show
3:15-4:15 How Safety Supports the Capacity to Thrive with Monica G. Osgood, Executive Director; Cindy Harrison, MSc Reg CASLPO; Joshua Kitts

available for continuing education credit

4:15-4:45 Panel Discussion with Moderator: Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN and Panelists: Anne Donnellan, PhD; Monica G. Osgood, Executive Director; Michele Parkins, MS, OTR; Cindy Harrison, MSc Reg CASLPO;  Joshua and Natalie Kitts, MS, OTR

available for continuing education credit


Saturday, April 1st


7:45 Registration
  Morning Sessions Neurodiversity and the Appreciation of Individual Differences
8:30-8:45 Welcome to the Conference and Profectum with Ricki Robinson, MD.MPH
8:45-8:55 Conference Overview with Mona Delahooke, PhD
8:55-9:00 Introduction of Steve Silberman with Serena Wieder, PhD  & Mona Delahooke, PhD
9:00-10:00 The Birth of the Neurodiversity Movement & Autism Treatment: Implications for Parents and Professional with Steve Silberman

available for continuing education credit

10:00-10:15 Questions and Answers with the Audience with Steve Silberman

available for continuing education credit

10:15-10:45 Break: Book Signings, Resource Partner Fair, Celebrating Creativity in Autism Show
10:45-11:15 Nurturing Individual Differences from Infancy to Adulthood with Chantal Sicile-Kira & Jeremy Sicile-Kira

available for continuing education credit

11:15-11:45 Panel Discussion with Moderator: Mona Delahooke, PhD and Panelists: Chantal Sicile-Kira, Jeremy Sicile Kira

available for continuing education credit

11:45-12:00 Profectum Programs with Monica G. Osgood, Executive Director
12:00-1:30 Lunch
Afternoon Sessions Neurodiversity and the Appreciation of Individual Differences
1:30-2:15 DIR and Neurodiversity: Appreciating Individual Differences with Mona Delahooke, PhD

available for continuing education credit

2:15-2:30 Panel Discussion with Moderator: Mona Delahooke, PhD and Panelists: Michele Parkins, MS, OTR; Amy Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP, C/NDT; Cindy Harrison, MSc REG CASLPO; Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH; Anne Donnellan, PhD; Steven W. Porges, PhD

available for continuing education credit

2:30-3:00 Break: Book Signings, Resource Partner Fair, Celebrating Creativity in Autism Show
3:00-4:15 My Own Point of View: Expressing Individual Differences through Creativity and the Arts with Moderator: Mona Delahooke, PhD and Panelists: Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH; Joyce Show,MD; Peter Tran; Anie Knipping; Chantal Sicile-Kira; and Jeremy Sicile-Kira

available for continuing education credit

4:15-4:30 Exceptional Minds Presentation