Vermont Conference Recap!


Gil Tippy reports on our presentations in Vermont:

At the Rebecca School, we are still on a high, after the amazing conference, “Respecting Autism“, we gave at Middlebury College on September 27th. In conjunction with the Sapphire Center, a very cool local center for kids with developmental challenges that is doing DIR/Floortime, staff from the Rebecca School presented a full day conference on what Floortime looks like in a school setting, when it is done well.

Presentations on Parent Support, Visual Spatial support, Floortime with a group of challenging students, Lunchtime Speech and Language programming, our Café Rebecca Program, our Music Therapy program, a panel discussion with all of us, and my keynote on the importance of thinking. It was an amazing day!

Here is the good news! We recorded the entire thing! Our amazing Creative Services director, Billy Gomberg, worked tirelessly all day, and as a result, we will be able to offer the entire conference, the very best of Floortime in the school setting, to everyone, for free! Through the generosity of Tina McCourt, the Program Director of the Rebecca School, we will be able o put all the presentations on-line. So, if you were unable to make it to Middlebury on September 27th, you will be able to see the whole thing, on-line. Watch this space, because as soon as we have the material edited, and the server space set up, we will let you know.

It was a great day!

Respecting Autism Conference Panel

Respecting Autism Conference Panel

Petra Daitz answers questions from an audience member

Petra Daitz answers questions from an audience member

Yummy Cafe Rebecca cookies at the conference

Yummy Cafe Rebecca cookies at the conference

Gil Tippy enjoying lunch al fresco in Middlebury

Gil Tippy enjoying lunch al fresco in Middlebury

Physical Therapy Supervisor Meghan Collins talks about visual/spatial support

Physical Therapy Supervisor Meghan Collins talks about visual/spatial support

Music Therapy Supervisor Stacey Hensel presents on our Music Therapy program

Music Therapy Supervisor Stacey Hensel presents on our Music Therapy program