Events

Upcoming Events

 

Online

Mondays 1:00-2:00pm

Monthly evenings 9:00pm

Eastern Time Zone

 

Monday + Evening PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world!

* There will be no meetings on January 1 (New Year’s Day), January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. holiday), February 19 (President’s Day)

Note: The first Monday of each month will feature a guest expert to offer additional support. January 8th: Autistic Self-Advocate, Dr. Emile Gouws, February 5th: Licensed Professional Counselor, Dave Nelson, March 4th: Speech/Language Therapist Bridget Palmer, April 8th: Infant Mental Health Specialist, Colette Ryan, May 6th: Special Educator, Kasheena Holder, June 3rd: Bodymind Practitioner, Yuji Oka, July 15th: Occupational Therapist Maude LeRoux. August to December TBA.

Evening meetings 2024: Thursday at 9pm on January 18, February 1, February 29, April 4, May 2, June 13

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

 

Online

Wednesday

FEB 28

2024

10:00am to 1:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

 

JOHN A. CARPENTE, PH.D., MT-BC, LCAT, DIR-EXPERT
DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

Musical interaction IS interaction, musical relatedness IS relatedness and musical communication IS communication. This course will provide participants with learning opportunities focused on facilitating musical-play interactions with their children through the use of percussion and singing. The course is designed for parents who would like to use music to foster self-regulation, engagement, and purposeful two-way communication.

Instructional method: Live Online lecture with video examples and live musical demonstrations.

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Online

Friday

MAR 1

2024

1:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

 

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

When children are receiving therapeutic services they are often seen as the center of the therapeutic process. However, for the services to be fully effective, the professionals need to also understand and engage the caregivers. This 3-hour course will explore the relationship with caregivers in the process of a client relationship. Topics covered will include the spectrum of parents and meeting the parents where they are by understanding their process and journey. How can you be the supportive and understanding practitioner whom caregivers trust and feel confident in? This course will help you raise your awareness and build your capacity for respecting the spectrum of families you see in your practice.

No prerequisites.

 

 

New York City

Friday & Saturday

MAR 15 & 16

2024

9:00am Eastern Time Zone

 

 

Conference Theme: Connect, Engage, Develop, and Learn with DIR®

Friday, March 15th 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM US Eastern Time
Saturday, March 16th 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM US Eastern Time

Daria Brown will present Under Pressure: Concerns parents bring to ICDL’s parent support meeting and how you can support them on Friday, March 15th at 2:15 – 3:15 PM

See the FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE HERE

No prerequisites.

Past Events

 

Online

Fridays

NOV 3 – DEC 15

2023

12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time Zone

* No class on November 24 due to American Thanksgiving

 

 

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED
 
In this 6-week course, participants will review Season 1 of ‘We chose play‘ and discuss each episode with its creator, Daria Brown, including review and Q & A, reflection, and action steps to support your Floortime experience. Here’s your chance to view the documentary series you’ve heard about but haven’t had a chance to watch yet!
 
50% OFF FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR SEASON 1 OF WE CHOSE PLAY.
EMAIL ME FOR THE PROMO CODE. AFFECT AUTISM MEMBERS HAVE PROMO CODES AS WELL. AFFECT AUTISM podcast listeners, receive 25% OFF. Listen to the upcoming podcast to get the promo code!

 

 

Online

OCT 20 – 29

2023

 

 

 

Tuesday, OCT 24: 6:00-7:30pm Balancing your FEDCs with Your Child’s: Finding that ‘Just-Right’ Rhythm (Daria Brown)

Wednesday, OCT 25: 4:00-5:30pm Bringing it Back to the Model: The Second Annual DIR/Floortime Game Show! (Daria Brown joins ICDL DIR Training Leaders)

Saturday, OCT 28: 10:00-11:30am Revisiting the ‘R’: Hidden Regulators in the Development of Relationships (Live Affect Autism Podcast) (Daria Brown with guest Dr. Ira Glovinsky)

 

 

 

Online

Saturday

OCT 07

2023

9:00am Eastern Time Zone

 

* NEW * AFFECT AUTISM Member Discussion

This is a monthly virtual meeting with me for Members and Star Members patrons of Affect Autism. You can become a member here, or you can also attend the meeting as a ‘drop-in’ guest for a small registration fee. Each meeting will begin with a brief 10-15 minute presentation by Daria of material from blog/podcasts from Affect Autism, followed by a discussion, including Q & A. It’s a more thorough look at a various DIR/Floortime topic each month.

AFFECT AUTISM Member Discussion #2 content will be ‘Floortime and Relationships’ with material based on the following blog posts and podcasts:

The reason I chose this time is because it’s a Saturday, which tends to be more flexible for many, and because it allows people from around the world to attend. It’s 6:00AM Pacific time, 2:00PM/3:00PM in UK/Europe, and 9:00 to 11:00PM in Australia. It’s the only time that ‘sort of’ fits all time zones for almost all of you!

 

Online

Thursday, OCT 5

(*** Friday, OCT 6 in Australia ***)

2023

7:00-9:30pm US Eastern Time Zone

(*** 9:00-10:30am in Sydney, Australia Time Zone ***)

 

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

When children are receiving therapeutic services they are often seen as the center of the therapeutic process. However, for the services to be fully effective, the professionals need to also understand and engage the caregivers. This 3-hour course will explore the relationship with caregivers in the process of a client relationship. Topics covered will include the spectrum of parents and meeting the parents where they are by understanding their process and journey. How can you be the supportive and understanding practitioner whom caregivers trust and feel confident in? This course will help you raise your awareness and build your capacity for respecting the spectrum of families you see in your practice.

No prerequisites.

 

 

Online

Friday

SEP 22

2023

9:00am Eastern Time Zone

 

* NEW * AFFECT AUTISM Member Discussion

This is a monthly virtual meeting with me for Members and Star Members patrons of Affect Autism. You can become a member here, or you can also attend the meeting as a ‘drop-in’ guest for a small registration fee. Each meeting will begin with a brief 10-15 minute presentation by Daria of material from blog/podcasts from Affect Autism, followed by a discussion, including Q & A. It’s a more thorough look at a various DIR/Floortime topic each month.

AFFECT AUTISM Member Discussion #1 content will focus on the ‘Floortime Mindset’ referring to material from the following Affect Autism blog/podcasts:

 

Online

THURSDAY, AUG 3 at 9:00pm EDT

MONDAY, AUG 14 at 1:00pm EDT

TUESDAY, SEP 5 at 9:00pm EDT

2023

 

*Evening* + BONUS ICDL and Affect Autism PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world!

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

Online

Friday

AUG 4

2023

10:00am-1:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

When children are receiving therapeutic services they are often seen as the center of the therapeutic process. However, for the services to be fully effective, the professionals need to also understand and engage the caregivers. This 3-hour course will explore the relationship with caregivers in the process of a client relationship. Topics covered will include the spectrum of parents and meeting the parents where they are by understanding their process and journey. How can you be the supportive and understanding practitioner whom caregivers trust and feel confident in? This course will help you raise your awareness and build your capacity for respecting the spectrum of families you see in your practice.

No prerequisites.

 

Online

9 Mondays

MAY 1-JUL31

2023

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* note there will be no meetings on May 22 or 29 due to Canadian and US Holidays, June 19 or 26 due to school break in Canada, and July 3 due to Canada Day/US Independence Day holidays.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

When children are receiving therapeutic services they are often seen as the center of the therapeutic process. However, for the services to be fully effective, the professionals need to also understand and engage the caregivers. This 3-hour course will explore the relationship with caregivers in the process of a client relationship. Topics covered will include the spectrum of parents and meeting the parents where they are by understanding their process and journey. How can you be the supportive and understanding practitioner whom caregivers trust and feel confident in? This course will help you raise your awareness and build your capacity for respecting the spectrum of families you see in your practice.

No prerequisites.

 

Online

Wednesday

MAY 31

2023

7:00-10:00pm Eastern Time

 

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED
 
Clients, typically children, tend to be the topic of therapeutic intervention, but a good intervention depends entirely on their caregivers. This 3-hour course will explore the relationship with caregivers in the process of a client relationship. Topics covered will include the spectrum of parents and meeting the parents where they are by understanding their process and journey. How can you be the supportive and understanding practitioner whom caregivers trust and feel confident in? This course will help you raise your awareness and build your capacity for respecting the spectrum of families you see in your practice.

No prerequisites.

 

Online

3 Wednesdays

MAY 4-18

2023

1:00-4:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED
 
In this 3-week course, participants will discuss 2 episodes per week of ‘We chose play‘, Season 1, for 3 weeks with its creator, Daria Brown, including review and Q & A to support your Floortime experience. Here’s your chance to view the new documentary series you’ve heard about but haven’t had a chance to watch yet or to review it again and reflect on it with other caregivers and practitioners and have your questions answered!
 
50% OFF FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR SEASON 1 OF WE CHOSE PLAY.
EMAIL ME FOR THE PROMO CODE. AFFECT AUTISM MEMBERS HAVE PROMO CODES AS WELL.

 

Online

6 Mondays

MAR 6-APR 24

2023

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* note there will be no meetings on March 20th due to March Break and Easter Monday, April 10th

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. March 6th: ICDL CEO, Licensed Professional Counselor, Jeff Guenzel, and April 3rd: Licensed Professional Counselor Mike Fields

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

 

Online

6 Mondays

JAN 9-FEB 27

2023

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* note there will be no meeting holidays Jan 16, Feb 20

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. January 9th: Psychologist Gil Tippy and February 6th we have a non-DIR self-advocate guest Khylil Robinson and his autism advocate mother, Chele Abraham-Montgomery!

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

 

Online

3 Wednesdays

FEB 1 to FEB 15

2023

7:00-10:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

 
Instructor: DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED
 
In this 3-week course, participants will discuss 2 episodes per week of ‘We chose play‘, Season 1, for 3 weeks with its creator, Daria Brown, including review and Q & A to support your Floortime experience. Here’s your chance to view the new documentary series you’ve heard about but haven’t had a chance to watch yet or to review it again and reflect on it with other caregivers and practitioners and have your questions answered!
 
50% OFF FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR SEASON 1 OF WE CHOSE PLAY.
EMAIL ME FOR THE PROMO CODE. AFFECT AUTISM MEMBERS HAVE PROMO CODES AS WELL.

 

Online

6 Mondays

NOV 7-DEC 19

2022

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* note there will be no meeting Nov 21st

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. November 7th: Occupational Therapist Gretchen Kamke and December 5th: Special Educator Jackie Bartell

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

Online

6 Mondays

SEP 12-OCT 31

2022

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* note there will be no meeting Oct 10th for Canadian Thanksgiving holiday nor on Oct 24th due to ICDL’s annual conference

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. September 12th: Colette Ryan and October 3rd: Autistic Self-advocate, Kieran Rose

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

Online

Monday

OCT 26

2022

12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time Zone

 

ICDL’s 2022 INTERNATIONAL LIVE ONLINE DIRFLOORTIME® CONFERENCE  

Bringing It Back to the Model, the Original Floortime Gameshow

STEPHANIE PETERS, OT/L, DIR-EXPERT

I will be a part of Stephanie’s Gameshow presentation.

 

 

 

Online

Monday

OCT 24

2022

2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Time Zone

 

ICDL’s 2022 INTERNATIONAL LIVE ONLINE DIRFLOORTIME® CONFERENCE  

Choosing Play: Applying a DIR/Floortime Approach in Your Family

DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

DIR/Floortime is a parent-mediated approach that can be applied in various settings of everyday life by caregivers. Participants will see a case study of how DIR/Floortime was applied in one family over a 10-year period and how caregivers can mediate their interactions with their autistic child throughout the phases of the child’s development by taking into account their individual sensory processing profiles and individual differences, and by using their relationship with their child to foster a sense of safety and security.

 

 

Online

Friday

OCT 21

2022

12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern Time Zone

 

ICDL’s 2022 INTERNATIONAL LIVE ONLINE DIRFLOORTIME® CONFERENCE  

The Music of Human Interactions: Coaching parents in the use of music in DIRFloortime® to foster interpersonal connections

JOHN A. CARPENTE, PH.D., MT-BC, LCAT, DIR-EXPERT
DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED
 
Parents often say that their children respond to music, sometimes even before they speak. Dr. Carpente demonstrates how to coach parents to use music in Floortime to bring out the child’s developmental capacities. Presenters will share video footage of Dr. Carpente’s guidance virtually in applying Floortime with Daria Brown and her son and with another parent and child in person. 
 

 

Online

Saturday

SEPT 24

2022

 

INAS 2022 NEURODIVERSITY CONFERENCE​  

I will be presenting a pre-recorded talk at this conference entitled, ‘Advocacy for your Child Starts with your Connection‘.

 

 

Online

6 Thursdays

JUL 7-AUG 11

2022

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

* PLEASE NOTE THE TEMPORARY CHANGE TO THURSDAYS FOR THE SUMMER *

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. July 7th: SLP Katie Shepherd and Aug 4th: SLP Bridget Palmer. 

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

 

Online

6 Mondays

APR 25-JUN 13

2022

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* No meeting May 23 (Victoria Day, Canada) and May 30 (Memorial Day, USA)

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. May 2nd: Dr. John Carpente and June 6th: Dr. Kathy Platzman

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

 

Online

Wednesday

MAY 11

2022

10:00am-1:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

DIR 110: USING MUSIC IN FLOORTIME FOR PARENTS offered by ICDL
PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MUSIC 

JOHN A. CARPENTE, PH.D., MT-BC, LCAT, DIR-EXPERT
DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

This course will be offered again in the future. Stay tuned.

 

 

Online

6 Mondays

FEB 28-APR 11

2022

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* No meeting Feb 21, Mar 7

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. March 14th: Jackie Bartell and April 4th: Bridget Palmer

 

 

Online

Friday

APR 8

2022

3:00-6:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

DIR 402: BE S.U.R.E. offered by ICDL
SUPPORTING, UNDERSTANDING, AND RESPECTING THE EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS 

DARIA BROWN, MA, DIR-ADVANCED

 

 

 

Online

6 Mondays

JAN 10-FEB 14

2022

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. January 10th: Psychologist Gil Tippy February 7th: Kasheena Holder, DIR Home Program

 

6 Mondays

NOV 1-DEC 13*

2021

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time Zone

* No meeting on Nov 22 due to the ICDL 2021 Virtual Conference

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. November 1st: Bridget Palmer, SLP December 6th: Colette Ryan, Infant Mental Health Specialist

 

6 Mondays

SEP 13-OCT 25*

2021

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

* No meeting on Oct 11 due to the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! Note: The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. September 13th: Dr. Kathy Platzman; October 4th: Gretchen Kamke

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

Summer 2021 bonus sessions

Monday, JUL 19 & 26 at 1:00pm E.D.T.

Friday, AUG 6 at 12:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world!

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers under DIR Clinics HERE or at ICDL’s DIRectory HERE or access ICDL’s DIR Home Program.

 

6 Mondays

JUN 7-JUL 12

2021

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! New! The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. June 7th: SLP Bridget Palmer; July 5th: O.T. Morgan Weissman

 

6 Mondays

APR 12-MAY 17

2021

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! New! The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. May 3rd: Psychologist Amanda Kriegel

 

5 Mondays + 1 Thursday

MAR 1-APR 8

2021

1:00-2:00pm E.S.T.*

* APR 8 at 2:00pm instead of Easter Monday APR 5

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! New! The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. March 1st: Jackie Bartell; April 8th: Mike Fields

 

6 Mondays

JAN 11-FEB 22

2021

1:00-2:00pm E.S.T.

* no session on FEB 15th (Family Day holiday)

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings for families who are using Floortime with their children. Parenting a child with developmental differences can be a new challenge for some parents. Let us help you find the connection and joy with your child as you support their developmental process. Daria Brown from Affect Autism facilitates these sessions. Daria is a parent and holds an Advanced Certificate in DIRFloortime. Come to one or come to all…it is up to you. Start at any point. We are here for you when you need the support, guidance, or just to share stories and experiences.​ These meetings are open to caregivers from anywhere around the world! New! The first week of each month will feature a DIR Expert Training Leader to offer additional support. February: Bridget Palmer

 

6 Mondays + 1 bonus Thursday

NOV 2-DEC 14

2020

* Time and day changes for the month of November due to the ICDL 2020 Conference

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

Meeting times are changing for the month of November due to the ICDL 2020 Conference:

Mondays November 2, 9, 23 at 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Monday November 16 at 12 noon – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, December 3rd at 12 noon – 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Back to regular time Monday December 7th and 14th at 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Standard Time

 

6 Mondays

SEP 14-OCT 26 + BONUS SESSION Thurs Oct 15th at 2pm E.D.T.

2020

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

6 Mondays

Jul 27-AUG 31

2020

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

6 Mondays

Jun 15-JUL 20

2020

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism​

These session were completed.

 

 

6 Mondays

MAY 4-JUN 8

2020

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

Mondays

JAN 13-APR 27

2020

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

Mondays

SEP 9-DEC 16

2019

1:00-2:00pm E.S.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

Mondays

APR 29-JUL 29

2019

1:00-2:00pm E.D.T.

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

Mondays

JAN 14-APR 8

2019

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time

 

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

Mondays

SEP 10-DEC 17

2018

1:00-2:00pm E.S.T.

 

NEW PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These session were completed.

 

 

Wednesdays

APR 18-MAY 23

2018

10:00-11:30pm E.D.T.

 

NEW DIR® COURSE FOR PARENTS offered by ICDL

Building Floortime Families – An Introduction to DIR and DIR/Floortime for Parents

This is an introductory course specifically designed for parents that provides an overview of the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model and Floortime. During the course, we will review the theory, research, and practice. Parents will gain an understanding of what Floortime is and why it works so well. We hope you can join us for this six week class. The price for this six week class is $99 U.S.

 

Wednesdays

NOV 8 – FEB 7

2017/2018

8:30-10:00pm E.S.T.

 

SUPPORTING FLOORTIME FAMILIES

An Ongoing DIRFloortime® Support, Education, and Coaching Opportunity for Parents

This is a parent peer support program led by D. Brown from Affect Autism, ICDL’s Parent Advocate. She is a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum and holds a Master’s degree and an Advanced DIRFloortime® Certificate.

Parents often feel stressed and confused about how to best help their child on the Autism spectrum flourish and grow. These support sessions are designed to allow for parents to discuss these issues while learning more about Floortime and how a DIR® approach can help their child and their family.

The live online sessions will take place twice a month for a total of six sessions: November 8, 22, Dec 6, Jan 10, 24, and Feb 7. Each session will be 90 minutes. Pre-requisite: An Introductory Course in DIR®

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers HERE.

 

Wednesdays

SEP 18 – OCT 23

2017

8:30-10:00pm E.D.T.

 

NEW DIR® COURSE FOR PARENTS offered by ICDL

Building Floortime Families – An Introduction to DIR and DIR/Floortime for Parents

This is an introductory course specifically designed for parents that provides an overview of the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model and Floortime. During the course, we will review the theory, research, and practice. Parents will gain an understanding of what Floortime is and why it works so well. We hope you can join us for this six week class. The price for this six week class is $85 U.S.

 

Wednesdays

JUL 12 – OCT 25

2017

8:30-10:00pm E.D.T.

 

SUPPORTING FLOORTIME FAMILIES

An Ongoing DIRFloortime® Support, Education, and Coaching Opportunity for Parents

This is a parent peer support program led by D. Brown from Affect Autism, ICDL’s Parent Advocate. She is a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum and holds an Advanced DIRFloortime® Certificate.

Parents often feel stressed and confused about how to best help their child on the Autism spectrum flourish and grow. These support sessions are designed to allow for parents to discuss these issues while learning more about Floortime and how a DIR® approach can help their child and their family.

The live online sessions will take place twice a month for a total of six sessions: July 12, 26, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25. Each session will be 90 minutes. Pre-requisite: An Introductory Course in DIR®

Please note: This is not a clinical treatment program. This is a parent-led support service. ICDL strongly encourages parents to also obtain professional clinical support from a DIRFloortime provider. You can search for providers HERE.

 

Wednesday

JUL 24

2017

8:30-10:00pm E.D.T.

 

BRIEF ONLINE INTRODUCTORY PARENT COURSE

Engaging and Respecting Autism: A Pathway to Understanding and Engaging a Child with Autism is a 90-minute LIVE ONLINE Introduction to DIR® and DIRFloortime®.

This presentation will explore how DIR® and DIRFloortime® can help families and professionals better engage, respect, and understand Autism. Jeffrey Guenzel, MA is a Professional Counselor and the CEO of ICDL and Kathleen Platzman, PhD is a Psychologist, ICDL’s Clinical Director, and Expert DIR® Training Leader. Each presenter brings over 25 years of experience and knowledge. They will be joined by ICDL’s new Parent Advocate, D. Brown. The price for this class is only $10 U.S.

 

Wednesdays

MAY 3 – JUN 7

2017

8:30-10:00pm E.D.T.

 

NEW DIR COURSE FOR PARENTS offered by ICDL

Building Floortime Families – An Introduction to DIR® and DIR/Floortime® for Parents

This is an introductory course specifically designed for parents that provides an overview of DIR and DIR/Floortime. During the course, we will review the theory, research, and practice. Parents will gain an understanding of what Floortime is and why it works so well. We hope you can join us for this six week class. The price for this six week class is $80 U.S.

 

Wednesday

APR 26

2017

* 3 sessions *

 

FREE PARENT COURSE

Engaging and Respecting Autism: A Pathway to Understanding and Engaging a Child with Autism is a 90-minute LIVE ONLINE Introduction to DIR® and DIRFloortime®.

This presentation will explore how DIR® and DIRFloortime® can help families and professionals better engage, respect, and understand Autism. Jeffrey Guenzel, MA is a Professional Counselor and the CEO of ICDL and Kathleen Platzman, PhD is a Psychologist, ICDL’s Clinical Director, and Expert DIR® Training Leader. Each presenter brings over 25 years of experience and knowledge. They will be joined by ICDL’s new Parent Advocate, Daria Brown.

 

Wednesday

NOV 9

2016

7:00-9:00pm

 

Toronto

Parent Workshop Learn about the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR®) model and Floortime. Presented by Ellen Yack & Associates with guest speaker D. Brown of Affect Autism. Registration required.

 

Tuesday

NOV 1

2016

7:00-9:00pm

 

Georgetown (Halton Hills)

Excel Strategic Learning Center and Affect Autism will present an information session about the services new to Georgetown: Tomatis and DIR/Floortime®. Learn about how each methodology works. Open to the public. Free admission. * THIS EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE AND REPLAY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TWITTER USING PERISCOPE AT @affectautism *

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