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.  Webcasts are available as subscriptions lasting 6-months.


Conference webcasts allows subscribers to view all recorded presentations from the conference. 

  • Awakening Thinking in the Body and Mind - New York City, November 16, 2014.  This conference presents scientific research related to sensory motor process, executive function and state of the art developmental practice. Distinguished guest experts and the Profectum Faculty engages in a dialogue related to the challenges we observe in ASD as individuals get older sharing new treatment paradigms, strategies to support functional capacities, and how new science offers hope in being able to support each child’s exploration and self-discovery in natural environments leading to functional competence.
  • Awakening Potential through Brain Science – Pasadena, March 21-23, 2014.  Research is providing insight into how the brain thinks, creates and feels. This scientific progress also reveals that for each person, brain plasticity allows competencies to develop even when early indications imply limitations.  This conference provides access to presentations by leading scientists, clinicians, and educators feature state- of- the-art research and treatment models to advance progress for individuals with Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), behavioral and learning challenges of all ages.
  • Overcoming Barriers to Progress: Vital Pathways to Advance Development – New York City, October 23-24, 2013.  This conference helps you understand the barriers to progress and “how to” move forward through case discussions, examining underlying processes, hands on workshops, and the opportunity to learn how to interact and play with your child using the techniques of Floortime to promote progress.
  • Three Dimensional Thinking in Autism and Stress Related Disorders: Expanding Frontiers to Advance Development for Children Across the Lifespan – Pasadena, April 12-14, 2013.  Keynote presentations feature leading researchers sharing their latest findings, as well as clinicians and educators pioneering state-of-the-art multi-dimensional intervention approaches for children, adolescents and individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs. The role of stress-related disorders either secondary to an individual’s special needs or the result of early childhood trauma and the impact on development and well-being will be explored.
  • Engaging Autism: Exploring a Common Ground between the DIR model and ABA - New York City, October 21, 2012. This conference aimed to expand the scope of ASD intervention by exploring the common ground and complimentary relationship between the DIR model and ABA approaches.
  • Autism Solutions: Pathways to Progress - Chicago, July 13-14, 2012. This conference focused on using the Foundational Capacities for Development (FCD™) and the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship (DIR model) based model to build a comprehensive intervention plan.
  • Autism Solutions: Pathways to Progress - New York City, September 25, 2011. Profectum Foundation's inaugural regional training conference welcomed parents, clinicians, educators, early intervention specialists and others interested in broadening their understanding of the DIR model and the Floortime model, with other integrated treatment approaches.


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Awakening Potential through Brain Science
Profectum's 2nd International Conference presents new research into how the brain thinks, creates and feels. This scientific progress also reveals that for each person, brain plasticity allows competencies to develop even when early indications imply.  Details>>


Overcoming Barriers
Profectum's 3rd Annual conference in New York City brought together expert guest speakers and parents to help you understand the barriers to progress and “how to” move forward when they arise. Details>>

Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling and Movement
Serena Wieder and Harry Wach’s new book on Advancing Competencies and Emotional Development in Children with Learning and Autism Spectrum. Details>>

P.L.A.Y.® Project
Dr. Richard Solomon demonstrates effective play-based interventions with young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Developmental Approach to Anxiety
Dr. Ricki Robinson's new presentation on the use of a developmental approach to address anxiety in children with ASD.
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