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$179 for OTs/SLPs/Other Providers*
Includes Certificate of Completion

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$129 for Parents/Individuals*
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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.

Get to Know Our 2022 Speakers:

Speaker - Virginia Spielmann

Virginia Spielmann,
PhD, OTR/L (she/her)

Executive Director
STAR Institute


Speaker - Mim Ochsenbein

Mim Ochsenbein,
MSW, OTR/L, (she/her)

Director of Education
STAR Institute


Speaker - Morenike Giwa Onaiwu

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu,
PhD(c), MA,

Advocate/Public Speaker/Writer
All the Weight of Our Dreams


Speaker - Kayla Carey

Kayla Carey, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
STAR Institute


Speaker - Jane Green

Jane Green, MA, Ed.
Chair and Founder


Speaker - Eden Spofford

Eden Spofford
Autistic Advocate


Speaker - Cole Spofford

Cole Spofford
Autistic Self-Advocate


Speaker - Anand Prahlad

 Anand Prahlad, PhD, MA
Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Missouri

Speaker - Becky Lee

Becky Lee, MM, MT-BC
Music Therapist
Rehabilitative Rhythms


Speaker - Sarah Hallgrimson
Sarah Hallgrimson,

Music Therapist
Rehabilitative Rhythms


Speaker - Caroline Braun

Caroline Braun, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist,
Feeding Specialist
The Autistic Feeding Therapist

Speaker - Elizabeth Vosseller

Elizabeth Vosseller, SLP/ S2C
 Executive Director
Growing Kids Therapy Center

Speaker - Erin Schneider

Erin Schneider (she/her)
Mountain Summit Consulting


Speaker - Amy Grant

Amy Grant,

Speech Langauge Pathologist
Therapy Center of Buda

Speaker - Marge Blanc

Marge Blanc, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Communication Development Center

Speaker - Shannon Rosa

Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Senior Editor
Thinking Person's Guide to Autism

Speaker - Ira Kraemer

Ira Kraemer (they/them)
Neuroclastic Advisory Board


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 SystemsKayla 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 StimMorénike Giwa Onaiwu, PhD(c), MA
  • Live Expert Panel Discussion | Dr. Virginia Spielmann, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Amy Grant and Ira Kraemer

BONUS Presentations

Speaker Disclosure Statements

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

Sponsor - Sensory Integration Education Sponsor - ICDL Sponsor - Dreampad
Sponsor - The Sound Well Sponsor - Elizabethtown College Sponsor - Summit Sensory Gym
Sponsor - Theratrak


Sponsor - Autism Society of Colorado



Group Discount

Register 5 or more participants in a group and automatically receive a 10% discount!

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:

  1. Register all participants separately
  2. Send the names of all participants in your group to Caraly Walker at by June 1, 2022
  3. 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Continuing Education