Virtual Summit: Sensory Health in Schools

Speakers \ AgendaSponsors

through September 22

AOTA CEUs available as an additional add-on for $45. 

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All registrations receive 45-day access to 9 hours of recordings PLUS swag bag bonus.

Sensory health and wellness is not just a concept to be applied in the space of our homes - it is for the whole community environment, including and especially in our school settings. This multi-day interactive summit provides insights into the impacts and need for active awareness and implementation of sensory health in our schools. Presenters and expert panelists will delve into the importance of sensory health and how to better support sensory health for students with and without known sensory differences. Clinicians, educators, and advocates share the most up-to-date knowledge on strategies, cutting-edge research findings, and first person experiences all focused on supporting sensory differences and improving overall success, health, and wellness in our schools.

Participants will have access to our 3-day agenda consisting of 9 hours of pre-recorded presentations, interactive workshops, LIVE Q&A with speakers, and an expert panel. Receive 45-day access to recordings, handouts, BONUS presentations, and swag bag.

You don't want to miss this event!


Program (Confirmed to Date)

Day 1 | Thursday | November 3rd | 9am - 12pm MST

Intersection of Trauma and Sensory in the Schools | Colleen Whiting & Rachel Ashcraft

Promoting Student Participation: Collecting Data to Identify Effective Interventions | Gloria Froleck Clark

EXPERT PANEL - Interdisciplinary Team Insights | Andrea Stafford, Stephanie Patrick

Day 2 | Thursday | November 10th | 9am - 12pm MST

Happy Teacher, Happy Students: Social Emotional Wellness for Educators | Ashford Duffy

Nature + Schools = Health | Amy Wagenfeld

Why Sensory Integration Intervention in the School Setting? | Colleen Whiting and Sarah Schoen

EXPERT PANEL - Through the Advocate Lens | Dan Rosien, Noah Seback

Day 3 | Thursday | November 17th | 9am - 12pm MST

Utilizing Sensory Awareness to Create a Compassionate Classroom | Amy Lewis and Heather Spann

Promoting Participation and Health During Lunch and Recess: Comfortable Cafeteria and Refreshing Recess Programs | Sue Bayzk

How to Respectfully and Effectively Support Big Feelings and Big Behaviors in the Classroom | Shelley Carnes


Get to Know Our 2022 Speakers (confirmed to date):

Speaker - Mim Ochsenbein

Mim Ochsenbein

Director of Education
STAR Institute


Speaker - Colleen Whiting

Colleen Cameron Whiting

School Practice Faculty Lead
STAR Institute


Speaker - Sarah Schoen

Sarah A. Schoen

Director of Research
STAR Institute


Susan Bayzk

Professor Emerita
Cleveland State University

Shelley Carnes

Executive Director
Hirsch Academy





Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to come and be a vital part of our virtual summit event, highlighting your company to over 150 attendees! Our audience is made up of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, educators, advocates, and parents. Sensory Health in Schools is a 3-Day Virtual Summit (November 3, 10, & 17, 2022) that features 9 hours of pre-record presentations and interviews, live Q & A with speakers and experts, live interactive workshops, and expert panels.

Why should I become a Sponsor? Our sponsorship packages allow you to select the benefits that will offer you the greatest return on investment.

  • Gain exposure and raise awareness about your products/services to a highly targeted audience

  • Connect 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

  • Receive acknowledgement through an array of marketing tools, including our highly trafficked website, targeted email campaigns, and social media posts

Contact us at for more information. 

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

Use the promotional code VSGROUP 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 by October 31, 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.

Continuing Education
STAR Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA CEUs Pending.


Attendance Policy

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 and describe how we can help accommodate your needs.

Cancellation Policy

All registrations must be finalized or cancelled for a full refund by October 27, 2022. Registrations cancelled after October 27, 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.