Presenter: Monica G. Osgood
Over the last twenty years autism interventions have improved dramatically as research, experience, intuition and the testimonies of people with autism inform our work. We continue to gain a better understanding everyday of the unique sensory, motor and communication profiles of individuals with autism and other developmental and mental health challenges. As a result of progressive therapeutic, educational, medical and technological interventions, more and more people with developmental differences are participating in almost every aspect of society. As parents and professionals, we have strived to build strong foundations of thinking, relating and communicating through the DIR-FCD™ and other developmental and behavioral models. It is now time to raise the bar for our population and prepare them for the broad range of experiences they will encounter out in the world, including those that are not so positive.