Profectum comes from the Latin for “advancement or progress,” and Profectum Foundation is dedicated to advancing the development of all children, adolescents and adults with autism and special needs.
Our work builds upon the Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship model (DIR model), developed by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder, that is central to all our work. We believe that the interventional approaches that parents and practitioners use to help individuals with special needs must advance and evolve to incorporate new ideas, new knowledge and reflect the most up-to-date research and neuroscience – they should never be static and must grow as our population grows.
We created the Foundational Capacities for Development™ (FCD™) model to provide an integrative framework to help parents and practitioners determine how to anticipate challenges and integrate different approaches to help an individual with special needs address his/her barriers at various stages of development across the lifespan. More…
3rd International Conference: The Power and Promise of Neurodevelopmental Approaches
March 13-15, 2015
Pasadena Convention Center
Explore current scientific discoveries that help illuminate the heterogeneous neurological foundations contributing to differences in social behaviors, multisensory processing, and motor planning and timing. Learn ways to customize educational goals in order to better meet the unique needs of each child in light of these discoveries. Consider ways in which behavior can—and should—be considered a form of communication, particularly in relation to individuals with challenges using spoken language.
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