Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation presents

13th International Institute and Symposium
October 20 22, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

October 20, 2011
Pre Symposium Institute for Professionals: Designing Spaces to Maximize Therapeutic Benefits
Parent Workshop: Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder

October 21-22, 2011
Symposium: Advanced Research and Innovative Practice: Understanding the Role of Sensation in Daily Life

The Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Note: Not to be confused with two other Westin Hotels located in Fort Lauderdale The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa or Westin Beach Resort. Be sure you have directions to the address above or book a guest room reservation using the link below under "Accommodations".

Sensational reasons to attend

  • Presentations from prominent leaders in SPD research and intervention
  • Networking opportunities with local colleagues and others from around the world
  • Exhibitors showcasing the newest and most advanced sensory solutions for professionals and parents
  • And so much more!


  • Tana Bleser, MS, OTS and PhD Candidate
  • Ric Carrasco, PhD, OTR, Nova Southeastern University
  • Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L, STAR Center
  • Tim Conway, PhD, The Morris Center
  • Deborah DiMare, DiMare Design Group, Inc.
  • Alexander Fields-Lefkovic, Get Stronger! Have More Fun!
  • Lois Gold, OTR, DIR(R) Faculty
  • Diana Henry, MS, OTR, Henry Occupational Therapy Services, Inc.
  • Pamela Hudson Baker, EdD, George Mason University
  • Mary Jones, OTR/L, IM Faculty
  • Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC
  • Carol Kranowitz, MA, The Out-of-Sync Child
  • Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • David Lewkowicz, PhD, Florida Atlantic University
  • John McConkey, Landscape Structures
  • Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, SPD Foundation and STAR Center
  • Mary Murray, EdD, Bowling Green State University
  • Carolyn Murray Slutsky, MS, OTR, Rehabilitation for Children, Inc.
  • Ariela Newman, PhD, OTR, Nova Southeastern University
  • Betty Paris, PT, MEd, State of the Art Resources, Inc
  • Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR, SPD Foundation and STAR Center
  • Toni Schulken, MS, OTR/L, Pathways for Learning
  • Scott VanLue, MD, FAAFP, CAQ, Everything Well
  • Sandra Wainman, OTR, LifeSkills



Special Pricing
Institute Only Institute and one
conference day
(Fri or Sat)
Institute and
Full Conference
Full Conference
One Conference
Day Only
Professional Members 1,2 No deadline $179 $179 $350 $450 $350 $179
Professionals1 Regular
After August 15
$249 $249 $425 $525 $425 $249
Students3/Parent Members2 No deadline $129 $129 $279 $379 $279 $129
Students/Parents3 Regular
After August 15
$169 $169 $325 $425 $325 $169

Online registration is no longer available. Walk-in registrations will be accepted for any and all days.

1 Professionals receive certificate of attendance and continuing education credit for program participation.
2 Members receive our best rate with no registration deadline. However, we recommend early registration to reserve a seat in the event of a sellout.
3 Must show 2011/2012 student identification card at conference check in


The Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Special room rate for the SPD Foundation Symposium! $119 per night (room tax and fees are additional) includes complimentary internet in guest room, 15% discount off menu prices for lunch and dinner (excluding alcoholic beverages), and discounted self parking.

Reserve a room online now! There is limited availability at this room rate. Rate is available for rooms booked on the following dates: October 16 - 25, 2011. Rate is in effect through Oct. 7.

Reserve by telephone by calling 754.772.1331 and ask for the SPD Foundation Symposium rate.


The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education.

Pre-Symposium Institute for Professionals: Thursday, October 20, 2011 .6 CEU
Symposium - Day 1: Friday, October 21, 2011 .6 CEU
Symposium - Day 2: Saturday, October 22, 2011 .55 CEU

Exceptional Exhibitors

An Exhibition Hall showcasing the latest products and sensory solutions for professionals and parents. For exhibitor and sponsorship information, please email Sue Coffaro or call 303-865-7638.

Gold Exhibitors

Silver Exhibitors

Bronze Exhibitors

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