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

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