The 2019 23rd Annual International DIR Floortime® Conference
Effectively Promoting Human Development with Compassion and Respect


October 4, 2019

9:00 – 9:15AM
Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Guenzel, ICDL CEO

Conference Moderator Opening Remarks
Christopher Gauthier, ICDL Board of Directors

9:15 – 11:15AM
Building a Comprehensive Autism Treatment Program based on DIR Floortime
Robert Hendren, D.O. Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF and Barbara Kalmanson, Ph.D. and members of the UCSF/ Oak Hill School Collaborative.

11:15 – 11:30AM Break

11:30 – 12:30PM
Paying My Dues: What I Have Learned In My Journey as an Autistic Occupational Therapist with Bill Wong

12:30 – 1:45PM Lunch on Your Own

1:45 – 3:15PM
A Conversation about a DIR Inspired Inclusive Preschool
Leslie Roffman and Cassie Britton.

3:15 – 3:30PM Break

3:30 – 5:00PM
Everyday Miracles with The Miracle Project: A fully inclusive theater, film, expressive arts
and social skills program for individuals with autism and all abilities
by Elaine Hall

Saturday October 5, 2019

9:00 – 10:30AM
Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

10:30 – 11:00AM Book Signing and Networking Break

11:00AM – 12:30PM
Involved Fathers Get Results
Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

12:30 -1:45PM Lunch on Your Own

1:45 – 2:15PM
Speak up or Fail Big: The Central Importance of Advocacy
Jim Lantry and Joshua Feder, MD

2:15 – 3:15PM
Resolution of Autism in a Baby using the DIR Paradigm: Building on the Theme of Loneliness
Molly Romer Witten, PhD

3:15- 3:30PM Break

3:35 – 4:30PM
The Downstream Effects of "As If" Interventions in Contrast to DIR Floortime's
Long-term Effectiveness Over the Lifespan
by Gil Tippy, PsyD.