ICDL's Mission and Vision


To make a positive impact in people’s lives by promoting and championing a developmental and relationship-based approach to human development and learning.


A world where individual differences are embraced and everyone achieves their fullest potential.


The DIR® model and DIRFloortime® approach.

We Value

Relationships: We value relationships because relationships fuel development.

Connections: We value the power of emotional connections because connections allow us to enter, share, and expand our world.

Respect: We value each person's unique individual differences.

Leadership: We value our leadership role in teaching the world about the power of a relationship-based developmental approach.

Results: We value results that have a lasting and empowering impact.