International Symposium for Professionals & Parents


A Celebration of 20 Years:

Growth in Research and Strategies for Sensory Processing Disorder

Denver, Colorado • October 6-7, 2017 

This year the 3S Symposium is highlighting 20 years of research accomplishments by the SPD Scientific Work Group with thought-provoking Research and Strategy presentations by clinical experts in the field. Choose from presentations on both the Research Track and the Strategies Track. Professionals may also choose to attend the Parent Workshop taking place before the Symposium. 

Advanced Pricing Through September 8, 2017

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2017 Symposium Speakers & Presentations

Strategies Track* 

Monica G. Osgood - An Introduction to a 21st Century School Model for Children with Diverse Needs

Diana Henry MS, OTR/L, FAOTA - Empowering Stakeholders Through Data-Driven Decision Making

Erna Blanche Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA - Evidence based treatment of SPD

Susan Bazyk Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA - Generating programs for partnerships within schools and the community

Gilbert Foley EdD - Relationship based and family strategies

STAR Institute Faculty - Parent-Centered Strategies (Panel Discussion)

Research Track* 

Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D., OTR/L & Sarah Schoen Ph.D., OTR/L - History of the Scientific Work Group

Alice Carter Ph.D. - Epidemiological findings from large scale research

Elysa Marco M.D. - SPD: From Genetics to Brain Connection and Cognitive Training  

Elysa Marco M.D. - Neurophysiological findings- Relationship to Function (Panel Discussion)   

Marjorie Garvey - RDOC: A New Look at Diagnosis: Should Sensory Motor Be Included?

Elizabeth Torres Ph.D. - Reafferentation as a marker of treatment effectiveness in Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder 

Stephen Camarata Ph.D. - Using Multiple Baseline Studies in developing an evidence base for OT


*subject to change

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Thank you to our Exhibitors

Major Exhibitors

Autism Community Store

Grand Exhibitors


Associate Exhibitors

KnotSense USAHS

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Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop*:

Relationships & SPD Across the Lifespan

Greenwood Village, Colorado • October 5, 2017 

STAR Institute continues its very successful Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop series with this year’s theme, “Relationship and SPD Across the Lifespan.” Parents will hear presentations from a panel of local and national experts, each focusing on a particular age group ranging from zero to adulthood, followed by participation in small group discussions.

Registration includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, beverages and tour of STAR Institute (optional). Both parents and professionals are welcome to attend.

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*Sponsored by Laura A. Mathews Law, P.C. and Centennial Bank & Trust

Laura Mathews

Centennial Bank

2016 Symposium Pictures

Our 2016 3S Symposium was sold out!