Through June 16
June 14-16, 2023
Daily | 8:00AM-12:00PM MT
Become a Sponsor
AOTA CEUs will be available as an add-on of $90.
Event CEUs will range from 8 to 10 Contact Hours (.8-1.0 AOTA CEUs).
ASHA CEUs will be available as an add-on of $75.
Event 10.5 Contact Hours (1.05-1.15 ASHA CEUs).
Unpacking Sensory Differences
Join us and our inspirational and enlightening line-up of voices for our 4th 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 12+ hours of pre-recorded presentations and interviews, LIVE Q&A with speakers, interactive workshop and expert panel. Our event 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.
What We'll Be Discussing
Day 1 | Wednesday | June 14
In-depth Exploration of the Tactile System | Rachael Thompson
The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods | Robyn Steward
Sensory Glimmers As Restorative Practice | Bec Secombe
The Interrelationship Between Sensory Processing and Posture | Iris Warchall
Day 2 | Thursday | June 15
Let's Talk About Stimming | Morénike Giwa Onaiwu & Dr. Virginia Spielmann
The Sensory Integration Process | Endenne DuPree
Making Sense From The World: Integrating Sensory Experiences that Don’t Fit | Sarah McCulloch
Panel Discussion: Neurodivergent Burnout | Dr. Virginia Spielmann, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, and Kieran Rose
Day 3 | Friday | June 16
Sensory Avoidance, Anxiety, and Late Diagnosis Due to Gender Norms | Natasha Nelson
Sociosensory Development and Caregiver Attunement | Dr. Carrie Alvarado
Gestalt Language Processing Through the Regulation Lens | Caroline Gaddy
WORKSHOP | Competing Sensory Needs: When Compromise Is Not Always Logical | Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Get to Know Our 2023 Speakers
Morénike Giwa Onaiwu,
Carrie Alvarado, PhD, OTR
Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Endenne DuPree, OTR/L
Sarah McCulloch, MSc
Rebecca "Bec" Secombe
Iris Warchall, PT, DPT
Caroline Gaddy, MFA, MA CCC-SLP
Natasha Nelson, CPDE
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors
We invite you to be an integral part of our upcoming 3-Day Virtual Summit, June 14-16, 2023! Join this collaborative event, as professionals and advocates share their unique perspectives examining sensory health and early childhood development. Highlight your company to over 450 attendees! Our audience is made up of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, educators, and parents.
Why should I become a Sponsor? Our sponsorship packages allow you to select the benefits that will offer you the greatest return on investment.
Provides exposure and raises awareness about your products/services to a highly targeted audience
Connects you with professionals, parents, and students who are eager to engage with leaders in the field of innovative tool development, resources, and service provision for the Autistic community
Acknowledgement through an array of marketing tools, including our highly trafficked website, targeted email campaigns, and social media posts
To become a sponsor, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM at bit.ly/starsponsorship
Please see our Sponsorship Prospectus which gives you all the details and pricing. Sponsorship opportunities are limited for this event and are designed to best showcase your company.
Register 5 or more participants in a group and automatically receive a 10% discount!
Use the promotional code SUMMITGROUP23 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 Pam Frakes at email@example.com by June 7, 2023
- 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.
AOTA CEUs pending. Event CEUs will range from 8 to 10 Contact Hours (.8-1.0 AOTA CEUs).
ASHA CEUs pending. Event 10.5 Contact Hours (1.05-1.15 ASHA CEUs). Individual courses will be available starting on July 31, 2023, for 0.1 CEU each.
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. 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.
Video recordings are available to all participants for 45 days after the event
Do you have a disability that would require special accommodations?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe how we can help accommodate your needs.
All registrations must be finalized or cancelled for a full refund by June 7, 2023. Registrations cancelled after June 7, 2023 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.