Raising the Bar: Educational Approaches that Go Beyond Labels

Profectum Foundation and Celebrate the Children School have been providing cutting-edge intervention to children with difficulties in relating and communicating and to their families worldwide for over fifty years combined.  At the core of the interventions highlighted in this conference is the understanding that development never stops and that every child’s potential is limitless if you tap into his or her individual learning profile.

This conference provides an overview of the latest insights into the unique profiles and experiences of children and young adults on the autistic spectrum and other developmental and emotional disorders. A comprehensive overview of the application of evidenced-based developmental practices in the classroom will be presented by teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and mental health professionals working in both private and public school settings in the United States and abroad. Program components that promote regulation, sensory motor development, visual-spatial capacities, engagement, intentionality, problem solving, symbolic and abstract thinking were illustrated through classroom video examples. Teachers and therapists use affective, emotionally meaningful, experience-based activities tailored to the individual needs of the students to maximize motivation, comprehension and retention of knowledge. The principle of “discovery vs. teaching” is emphasized as teachers and therapists promote thinking vs. memorization in the classroom. Case studies demonstrate how children with developmental challenges can build strong relationships and become creative, global thinkers who are prepared for the 21st century. The newly published DIR-FCD IEP Goal Bank and data collection program will be demonstrated.

Who should attend?

Professionals of all disciplines including education and parents concerned with the development of individuals with challenges in relating, communicating, learning, making transitions and developing competencies for independent living.

Program and Schedule in Planning. 
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 10:30
10: 30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:30
Case Presentations
12:30 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:45
2:45 – 3:00
3:00 – 4:30

Program and Schedule in Planning.
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:00
2:00- 2:15
2:15 – 3:15
3:15 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:30

Registration Information

Registration Type Rate
Both Days $TBD
Thursday Only $TBD
Friday Only $TBD


Do you qualify for a 10% discount?

  • Groups of 5+  For group registrations, at least 5 registrants must register at the same time.

If you meet the discount criteria above, please contact emily.mohr@profectum.org for information and instructions on how to register with a discount code.

Discounts do not apply to CE fees.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Registrations and payments must be received no later than Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Confirmations and receipts are furnished by email. Any registration received after Wednesday, October 23, 2019 will be considered, providing space is available.

We DO NOT invoice for our events. All attendees or groups must have a paid registration prior to the event.

Written cancellation or change notifications must be received no later than Wednesday, October 23, 2019 via email to emily.mohr@profectum.org. A cancellation/change processing fee of $25 will be charged.

After Wednesday, October 23, 2019, no refunds or credit for future events will be given. Substitute attendees are welcome but we must be notified with their name and contact information. Please understand that if you do not attend you are still liable for full payment.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled conference, or the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

Additional Registration Information

Registration opens at 8:00 am. Please check-in at the registration desk to receive your name badge and day of schedule. Sessions will start promptly at 8:30 am.

Printed presentation handouts will NOT be provided. Presentation handouts will be available on our website approximately 1-week prior to the conference for you to download and/or print if desired.

As you prepare to attend this conference, remember that meeting room climates vary, so we recommend that you wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. As a consideration to all participants, we ask that you turn all cellular phones and pagers to a non-audible mode during the presentations. Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

More detailed information will be emailed to you closer to the date of the conference.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities & Special Needs Request

If you require ADA accommodations or have a special needs request, please email emily.mohr@profectum.org at least 1-week prior to the conference date so that arrangements can be made.

Want to be a Conference Sponsor?

View the Conference Sponsorship Prospectus for the details and the amenities available to you.

Continuing Education

A general certificate of attendance will be issued to all conference participants via email for each day of attendance.  Specific approved continuing education boards certificates of attendance will be sent to participants who are registered and complete the course requirements for continuing education credits. The certificate will note the number of instructional hours for the day in attendance.

Registration opens at 8:00 am. Check-in at the CE registration desk to receive your name badge and day of schedule. Sessions will start promptly at 8:30 am.

Completion Requirements

For those learners that have signed up for Continuing Education credit, please find your discipline below are read the requirements.

Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants
This Conference is being reviewed for AOTA Continuing Education credits. Please check back for more updated information.


Contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. Download and save the Conference Brochure and keep your certificate of attendance.

Visit the Registration tab for our Cancellation Policy.


Celebrate the Children School
230 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, New Jersey 07834

Area Hotels

Hampton Inn Denville/Rockaway/Parsippany

350 Morris Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, 07834
ph.  973.664.1050

Closest hotel to Conference Venue. Driving distance to restaurants, shops.

Hilton Garden Inn Rockaway

375 Mount Hope Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 07866
ph.  973.328.0600

Shortest walking distance to mall and multiple restaurants. Further drive from Conference Venue.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover-Rockaway

2 Commerce Center Drive, Dover, NJ 07801
ph. 973.989.8899

Mall and restaurants nearby. Further drive to Conference Venue.

Conference Handouts will be made available to attendees 1 week prior to the Conference.  This is a password protected page available to conference attendees only.  Please check you email for the announcement that contains the password.