Welcome to Profectum!
Profectum comes from the Latin for "advancement or progress,” and Profectum Foundation is dedicated to advancing the development of all children, adolescents and adults with autism and special needs.
We believe that a person’s growth and development depend on incorporating new learning and experiences to get to the next stage of development. Similarly, we believe that the intervention approaches that parents and practitioners use to help individuals with special needs also must advance and evolve to incorporate new ideas, new knowledge and reflect the most up-to-date research – they should never be static. more>>
Parent Education Program now available
Profectum's Parent Educational Program consists of over 40 educational webcasts compiled from Profectum's various conferences and others especially created for the parents program to target themes relevant to parents.
A large focus of this program is understanding the DIR-FCD/Floortime Model and using the principles of the approach to foster development. This program consists of a series of educational webcasts focused on specific themes requested of us by parents. Online chat forums and monthly "theme focused" calls with Profectum faculty provide opportunities for discussion of webcast content. Webcasts will be available for one year from date of purchase.
News & Upcoming Events
Training and Certification from Originators of DIR Model Certification and Training
Participants in Profectum’s training programs for professionals receive a Profectum Academy Certificate in DIR and the Foundational Capacities for Development. These programs are created by Serena Wieder (Founder of the original DIR Institute and co-creator of the DIR/Floortime Model) and Profectum’s highly experienced faculty.
Experience matters! The Profectum Faculty is comprised of nearly 60 professionals with more than 1000+ years collective experience working with individuals with special needs. Our multi-disciplinary faculty comes from the fields of mental health, medicine, education, OT, PT, developmental optometry, speech and creative arts included.
Learn more about Profectum’s professional training and certification programs that have the depth and quality you expect from the most qualified faculty in the DIR model.
Recent Webcasts & Learning
The most extensive library of webcasts on DIR and the Foundational Capacities for Development
Profectum Foundation records most of our conferences and other sessions and makes them available as webcasts so that they can be more accessible to a larger audience. Learn more about our entire library of webcasts.