Play for ALL! Conference

How can we develop more fun and functional parks and play spaces in our communities that enhance social interactions, engagement and enhance quality of life for all users? 
Attend the Play for ALL! workshop to learn from experts in Occupational Therapy, Landscape Architecture, Parks and Recreation and others involved with planning, designing and managing play environments how to develop more inclusive and functional play areas for users of ALL ages and ALL abilities.
This unique cross-discipline education workshop will share evidence-based learnings you can integrate into your practice. In addition attendees will learn how to build collaborative partnerships and build a plan of action to make a difference in their community.

June 8, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, Colorado  80237


Download a copy of the full course agenda here

Who Should Attend

Occupational Therapists, COTAs, Landscape Architects, City Planners, Parks & Recreation professionals, play space designers, and school administrators

Continuing Education Units

This course is approved for .65 AOTA CEUs


This course is approved for up to 6.5 HSW 
PDHs through LA CES


This course is approved for up to .7 CEUs  through IACET


Individual Tuition (does not include CEUs)       $95
Professional Tuition (includes CEUs)                 $150


Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L 
Dr. Miller is the founder of STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, formerly STAR Center and SPD Foundation. Dr. Miller brings a wealth of research and treatment experience to share with participants, having authored more than 75 articles and two books about SPD and sensory issues. Her nine norm-referenced scales include: Miller Assessment for Preschoolers, Japanese Miller Assessment for Preschoolers, First STEP, Primer Paso, Toddler and Infant Motor Evaluation, Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised, Stoelting-Brief Intelligence Scale, Short Sensory Profile, and Miller Function and Participation scale, the Goal-Oriented Assessment of Life-Skills and the Sensory Processing Three Dimensions (SP-3D). She has received the Award of Merit, the highest award given by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and the Martin Luther King Jr., Humanitarian Award by the State of Colorado.

Greg Miller, ASLA
Greg is a principal landscape architect with MRWM Landscape Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He specializes in the planning, design and implementation of parks and play areas that are fun and exciting for all users. Several of his recent projects have received design awards and serve as inspiration for the development of a city-wide system of greater inclusivity in parks.  He has also worked with several children’s hospitals to develop therapeutic landscapes that allow patients to develop mobility skills outside a clinical setting. Greg teaches in the UNM Master of Landscape Architecture program, and is currently the national president-elect for the American Society of Landscape Architects.  

Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA 
Sandra is the Pediatric Program Manager in the Professional Affairs Division at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Her responsibilities include: community and capacity building in relation to occupational therapy pediatric practice; representing AOTA with pertinent external organizations; and providing technical assistance. She is currently a doctorate student (OTD) at Thomas Jefferson University with an anticipated graduation in August 2016. Her doctorate studies focus on community of practice as a social learning approach.

Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L
Ingrid is an occupational therapist who strives to help communities create and run amazing places where people of all abilities can play together. This journey began when she acquired a spinal cord injury while in the U.S. Army, resulting in spinal surgery and 18 months of rehab. Despite her recovery, Ingrid still experiences deficits from her injury. To reduce fatigue, she alternates her mobility between walking and rolling (in a wheelchair). When walking, she depends upon her right side for sensory information, and upon her left side for stability. This daily mental dance, her bi-mobility and other experiences related to her injury deeply influence her work of helping communities expand their understanding of inclusion for all. Besides a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University, Ingrid has a Masters of Interior Architecture with an emphasis on inclusive, sustainable design from Chatham University. She owns her own consulting business, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC, focusing on the creation and operation of inclusive indoor and outdoor play spaces. Ingrid presents at local, state and national conferences on the topics of play, sensory processing and Universal Design.

John McConkey 
John serves as Market Research and Insights Manager at Landscape Structures.  He brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, and offers a unique perspective on inclusion, health, fitness and children’s play on the playground. John researches and tracks societal and industry trends to help create innovative playground design solutions.  John develops and delivers IACET and LACES accredited continuing education programs throughout North America and internationally. The focus of his recent programs include playground universal design and inclusion, designing playgrounds to maximize physical activity, reconnecting children with nature, and environmentally sustainable playground design.

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