Events

Upcoming Events

 

6 Mondays or Thursdays

NOV 2-DEC 7th

2020

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

These are free drop-in support meetings to help support 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 parents from anywhere around the world!

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 at 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Standard Time

* Note that if you were registered for the previous session, you do not need to re-register.

REGISTER HERE

Past Events

 

6 Mondays

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

2020

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

6 Mondays

Jul 27-AUG 31

2020

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

6 Mondays

Jun 15-JUL 20

2020

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

6 Mondays

MAY 4-JUN 8

2020

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

Mondays

JAN 13-APR 27

2020

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

Mondays

SEP 9-DEC 16

2019

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

Mondays

APR 29-JUL 29

2019

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

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

Mondays

JAN 14-APR 8

2019

1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time

 

Online

PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

Mondays

SEP 10-DEC 17

2018

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

 

Online

NEW PARENT SUPPORT MEETINGS offered by ICDL and Affect Autism

 

Wednesdays

APR 18-MAY 23

2018

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

 

Online

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.

 

Online

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.

 

Online

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.

 

Online

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.

 

Online

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.

 

Online

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 *

 

Online

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)

* RECORDING FROM LIVE EVENT AVAILABLE *

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 *

 

Thursday

OCT 27

2016

7:00-9:00pm

 

Mississauga

Dr. Gil Tippy Clinical Director of the Rebecca School, a DIR school in New York City will present an information session about the DIR® Model. Open to the Public. Free Admission.