Join us and our inspirational and enlightening line-up of voices for our 3rd annual Virtual Summit event, as we continue to examine sensory health and the pivotal role it has in the autistic experience. Explore what differences in sensory integration/processing look like and how this role in development and function is overly simplified. Throughout our collaborative event, professionals and advocates will "pass around the mic," articulating their unique perspectives, as the dimensions of sensory health are discussed within the context of development, neurodiversity, best practices, and quality of life for individuals.
Participants will have access to 16+ hours of pre-recorded presentations and interviews, LIVE Q&A with speakers, interactive workshop and expert panel. Our integrated approach to person-centric and science-orientated presentations focusing on Autistic insight, lived-experiences, and evidence-based practice & research will inspire, educate and empower individuals and professionals. With real-world application discussions and advocate voices, attendees will be given tools and strategies for home, school, and community function and advocacy.
Purchase your registration ticket and receive all content and bonus downloads for 45-day access after the event.
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu,
Kayla Carey, OTR/L
Jane Green, MA, Ed.
Anand Prahlad, PhD, MA
Becky Lee, MM, MT-BC
Caroline Braun, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth Vosseller, SLP/ S2C
Erin Schneider (she/her)
Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP
Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Ira Kraemer (they/them)
Agenda | Presentation Details
Day 1 | Wednesday | June 8 | 8am - 12pm MDT
- Neurodivergent-Affirming Feeding Therapy within the Context of Responsive Feeding | Caroline Braun, CCC-SL
- Sensory Based Motor Planning - Getting Comfortable with the Complex | Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
- Supporting Agency in Children with Complex Motor Systems | Kayla Carey, OTR/L
- Changing the Narrative on Communication: How Nonspeaking People Have Informed Us | Elizabeth Vosseller, SLP/ S2C
Day 2 | Thursday | June 9 | 8am - 12pm MDT
- Gestalt Language Development: What Is It? And Where Does Regulation Fit In? | Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP
- A Kind of Freedom | Anand Prahlad, PhD, MA & Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
- Why Autism/Neurodivergence and Hypermobility Issues are Double Jeopardy | Jane Green, MA, Ed.
- Interactive Workshop | Overview of Music Interventions with Sensory Processing and Autism: A Music Therapy Perspective | Becky Lee, MM, MT-BC & Sarah Hallgrimson, MM, MT-BC, CAS
Day 3 | Friday | June 10 | 8am - 12pm MDT
- Autism Through a Camera Lens | Eden & Cole Spofford
- Prioritizing Sensory Health in Speech Therapy | Amy Grant, MS, CCC-SLP, CCTS-I
- The "IM" in Stim | Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD(c), MA
- Live Expert Panel Discussion | Dr. Virginia Spielmann, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Amy Grant and Ira Kraemer
- Sensory Anxiety & Autism | Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
- Do You Get PTSD From OT, PT, ST? Which Therapy is Best for Your Child? | Erin Schneider
- Measuring the Sensory Integration and Processing Construct: Looking Beyond the Problems | Gustavo Reinoso, PhD
- STAR Institute's Introduction to Goal Attainment Scaling for Clinical Practice | Mim Ochsenbein, MSW, OTR/L
- Strengths-Based Assessment: STAR Institute's Introduction to Neuro-Divergent Affirming Goal Setting | Mim Ochsenbein, MSW, OTR/L
We invite you to come and be a vital part of our collaborative event, highlighting your company to over 450 attendees! Our audience is made up of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, educators, Autism advocates, and parents. Sensory Health in Autism is a 3-Day Virtual Summit (June 8-10, 2022) that features 16 hours of pre-record presentations and interviews, live Q&A with speakers and experts, live interactive workshops, and expert panels. Join professionals and advocates as they share their unique perspectives examining sensory health and the pivotal role it has in the autistic experience.
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Use the promotional code SUMMITGROUP upon checkout to automatically receive the discount on 5 or more registrations.
If participants of the group must pay separately, please:
- Register all participants separately
- Send the names of all participants in your group to Caraly Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2022
- Once at least 5 registrations are received, each person will be partially refunded for the discounted amount
Groups must be determined and paid in full before the start of the conference.
Who Should Attend
Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, child development specialists, mental health professionals, parents, caregivers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Processing in Autism.
- Describe the ways in which sensory differences impact feeding preferences and needs
- Compare and contrast neurotypical motor planning with autistic motor planning differences
- Describe what less commonly discussed motor based challenges can look like
- Explain symptomatic hypermobility and its relevance to autism
- Identify elements of music to adapt for more or less sensory stimulation
- Describe how to use Goal Attainment Scaling to track treatment effectiveness
- Explain the Social Disability Model in terms of focus of GA Scale goals
.5 ASHA CEUs
Participants may join the conference at any time during the live broadcasts and/or view the recorded presentations for 45 days after the livestreamed event.
For those requiring AOTA CEUs: a brief CEU quiz must be completed and passed with at least 80% accuracy for each section (for which AOTA CEUs can be offered) to receive a CEU Certificate. All participants may otherwise receive a Certificate of Attendance.
For those requiring ASHA CEUs: a brief CEU quiz must be completed and passed with at least 80% accuracy for each section (for which ASHA CEUs can be offered) to receive a Certificate of Completion. Certificates of Completion will not reflect ASHA CEUs earned. Rather, participants requiring ASHA CEUs must complete an electronic ASHA CEU Participant Form upon completion of the quizzes. ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively.
Video recordings are available to all participants for 45 days after the event
Do you have a disability that would require special accommodations?
All registrations must be finalized or cancelled for a full refund by June 1, 2022. Registrations cancelled after June 1, 2022 will be deferred to a future course sponsored by STAR Institute.
In the event this program must be cancelled due to illness, fire, strikes, war, acts of God, terrorism or other causes that would prevent the event from taking place, STAR Institute will attempt to reschedule the event. If the event is unable to be rescheduled, STAR Institute will refund all tuition fees paid.