Theory, Practice & Lived Experience

June 3-6, 2020
8:30AM - 12:30PM MDT

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Confirmed Speakers:

Amanda Binns MA, SLP-CCC
Speech and Language Matters

Geoff Bird, PhD
Oxford University

Kim Clairy, MOT, OTR/L
Autistic Advocate & Speaker

Gina Crites, MS MFT, OTR/L
STAR Institute

Jacquelyn Fede, PhD
University of Rhode Island, Autistic Advocate

Vincentia Ferrari, MS, OTR/L
STAR Institute

Lindsay Fogerty, MS, OTR/L
STAR Institute

Kristy Forbes
Autism & Neurodiversity Support Specialist
In Tune Pathways

Nic & Zoe King
Z.A.P. Advocacy
Autistic Self-Advocate

Anna Kraemer
BA, PhD. Candidate
Neuroclastic Advisory Board

Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA & Joye Newman, MA
Growing an In-Sync Child & The In-Sync Activity Card Book

Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L

Autism Level Up

Alex Mason
Grand Sensory Survey, Autistic Empire

Sarah McCulloch
MSc, Founder of Autistic Empire, Autistic Self-Advocate

Jo Minchin
National Autistic Task Force
Autistic Self-Advocate

Maura Mooneyham, MS, OTR/L
STAR Institute

Mim Ochsenbein, MSW, OTR/L
STAR Institute

Beth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L
Temple University

Riah Person
Autistic Self-Advocate

Kieran Rose
The Autistic Advocate

Sarah Schoen, PhD, OTR/L
STAR Institute

Virginia Spielmann, MSOT
STAR Institute

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A collegial conference with real-world application that values the voices of those with the lived experience. A truly collaborative experience between professionals and advocates.

Our goal - supporting health, well-being, and sense-of-self through an increased understanding of sensory processing and integration.

Join us as we explore dynamic evidence-based practice, delve into current research, and probe assumptions around autism. Attendees will explore the profound influence sensory processing differences have on development and function, enabling them to effectively look beyond "behaviors" and identify underlying mechanisms. Strategies for home, school and the community will be provided, as will tools for advocacy.


Speaker Riah Persons | Autistic Self-Advocate
Play, Stimming, and Sensory Processing - Part 1 

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STAR Institute's new Virtual Summit features pre-recorded presentations from 16 Autism advocates and professionals. Each workshop is followed by live discussion and interactive Q & A throughout the 4-day live event.

Live event from June 3rd-6th with 14+ hours of content over these four days with bonus downloads. This summit is for advocates, health professionals, parents, and educators.

Unable to attend? Purchase your registration ticket and receive all content and bonus downloads for 30-day access after the event. You can even ask your questions in the event Facebook page.

STAR Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and every dollar from successful education events goes back into treatment, education and research around sensory processing and integration.

Continuing Education

STAR Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Approximately 14 Professional Contact Hours (1.4 AOTA CEUs) are awarded for full completion of this program. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your company by participating as a sponsor of this unique event! Get maximum exposure and raise awareness about your products/services to a highly targeted, virtual audience. Engage directly with attendees before and after the event.

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Virtual Summit Sponsors:

Flaghouse Fusion Academy



Autism Society


Temple Grandin School iLs
SPIRAL Foundation SI Network Future Horizons
In-Sync Child

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