Scholarship Opportunities for Education

In an effort to make parent and provider education on SPD more accessible, we have a number of scholarships available for individuals to attend our conferences and mentorship programs. Click here to view parent and family scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for Professionals

Janet Wright Memorial Fund

This fund provides 2 to 5 practicing Occupational Therapists or Occupational Therapy students with 3 years' experience or less the opportunity to attend our International 3S Symposium free of charge. Each year, a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 recipients (depending on donation funding) will be granted free registration to attend the entire 2-Day Symposium in person.

Please note that this scholarship covers only the cost of the 2-Day Symposium and associated AOTA CEUs. It does not cover the cost of airfare, lodging, meals, or registration to pre-conference workshops or networking lunches.

Applications for the Janet Wright Memorial Fund are now closed. 

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!

Jennifer Cavadas
Kelsey McPherson
Mary Kate Riffle


Donate to the Janet Wright Memorial Fund

Please consider a donation to the Janet Wright Memorial Fund to ensure that more new and student Occupational Therapists are able to access education and training on SPD!


Photo of Janet WrightJanet E . Wright, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, was an Occupational Therapist who, throughout her accomplished career, demonstrated compassion and commitment to helping children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and later earned her Master's degree from the University of New Hampshire. Throughout her career... Read More



Video Ticket Scholarship

This fund provides 1 practicing Occupational Therapist of any experience level the opportunity to attend our International 3S Symposium online and free of charge. Video Tickets provide access to the live-streamed Symposium lectures and recordings accessible online through SPD University.

Congratulations to our 2019 recipient!

Marlene Barron

Level I Mentorship Scholarship
Sponsored by iLs

This fund, sponsored by Integrated Listening Systems, provides up to 7 half-tuition scholarships to our Onsite or Off-site Level I Mentorship program. To be eligible, applicants must be a currently practicing Occupational Therapists with both 2 years' experience in a pediatric setting and are currently practicing in a pediatric setting. Recipients of the scholarship will be able to attend any advertised date of the program pending availability. 

Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winners!

Carolyn Hoagland
Lori Kishimura
Amanda Drefus
Jessica Kent
Megan Painter
Dana Sciullo
Jessica Cook

International and out-of-state applicants are welcome, but please note that the scholarship is only for half of the tuition costs. Travel, lodging, and food expenses are not included. Click here for Scholarship Application Criteria.

Applications for the 2019 Level I Mentorship Scholarship are currently closed. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for opportunities to apply for funding to the 2020 Level I Mentorship program.

Scholarships for Parents/Families

Parent Workshop Scholarship

This fund gives families the opportunity to attend our Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop either in person or via live-stream. Individuals are welcome to apply for both the in-person and live-stream scholarships, but please note that winners of the in-person scholarship will not be eligible for the live-stream scholarship. This scholarship does not cover the cost of airfare, lodging, meals, or attendance to any other Symposium event.

Practicing Occupational Therapists, other treating professionals, and OT students are not eligible to receive the Parent Workshop Scholarship.


Applications for the 2019 Parent Workshop Scholarship are now closed. 

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!

Michelle Adelman
Sarah Amos
Deanna Carroll
Gabriela Flores
Tina Jih
Jessica Newman
Imtiaz Pirmohamed
Ashley Stone