2019 ICDL New York City Conference
at the Rebecca School

Fostering Curiosity and Creativity
Using the DIR® Floortime Approach
Rebecca School Hosts the ICDL One-Day Regional Conference
Friday March 8, 2019
8:30AM - 4:00PM
40 East 30th St, New York, NY 10016
Professionals $75 ($85 wtih CEUs)
Parents, Students, and Self-Advocates $40

What are the essential components to promote a student’s creativity and curiosity? During this one day conference, participants will understand how Floortime™ and the DIR® model can be used across the disciplinary domains with students of all ages.  Breakout sessions will address a range of themes including how curiosity and creativity develop through meaningful relationships across the developmental ladder. By cultivating curiosity and creativity, students are able to build a strong foundation necessary for productive learning and development in a shared world. 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:
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, is an Autistic woman of color, educator, writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate. A proactive, resourceful professional, Morénike, whose undergraduate and graduate degrees are in International Relations and Education, is passionate about human rights, justice, and inclusion. She is a contributing author/editor of several publications, abstracts, and books focusing on community engagement, HIV research, disability, diversity, and nontraditional leadership. Morénike has been an invited speaker in the White House, at the UN, and numerous national disability, advocacy, and research conferences.

Breakout Sessions:  Professionals from Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Counseling, Social Work, Education, Music Therapy, and related fields will present interdisciplinary presentations from a DIR®/Floortime developmental perspective.  Video examples and real world applications will be used to illustrate theoretical developmental perspectives.  Click here for a look at the program for the day.  

Continuing Education & Presenter Disclosure Statements: Main Conference Day March 8, 2019: ICDL is in the process of applying for CEU credits for speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, and occupational therapists.  Additional Engaging Autism Course: Please click here to view continuing education information for this day.  If you have any questions, please e-mail ceu@icdl.com.