6th Annual Conference

 March 1-2, 2019
  Red Lion Hotel, 
Anaheim CA 

Event Schedule


Conference Schedule Overview

(Presentation topics and schedule are subject to change - Please check back regularly for revisions and additions)

Friday March 1st, 8:30am-3:30pm
Lunch on your own

504 Presentation
Cynthia Yount
Attorney, Parker & Covert

Experts Panel 
The Expert Panel session is a perennial favorite of conference attendees.  It is an open-mic format during which attendees direct questions to a panel of DIS/school-based OT experts.

Breakout Sessions
Scheduled Topics
*Assistive Technology
*Documentation, Legally-Defensible Report Writing, IEP Reporting
*Small Group/Open Discussion

Vendor Expo


Saturday March 2nd, 8:30am-3:30pm
Lunch provided

Fine Motor Boot Camp
Julie Marzano MS OTR/L & Emily McCarthy CCC-SLP
Co-Creators of Fine Motor Boot Camp,
During this "hands on" workshop, participants will learn practical strategies & solutions on how to use little to no-cost materials (i.e. dollar store, household, & office items) to build language, play, & motor skills.  There will be a strong emphasis on differentiating instruction to meet children a their developmental level with hands-on experience. 

***Julie and Emily will also be leading "Make & Take" workshops during the afternoon break-out sessions on Saturday 3/2/19.  Materials will be provided.***


Shaun Conway - NBCOT Senior Director, External & Regulatory Affairs
OTAC Representative - TBA

Large Group Discussion
Open-microphone and moderator-led discussion of concerns, ideas, and questions related to school-based OT services

Breakout Sessions
Scheduled Topics
*Fine Motor Boot Camp "Make & Take" (2 rooms) 
*Establishing a Sensory Lending Library

Vendor Expo

Please let us know if you would be interested in assisting us in coordinating the conference and/or presenting at the conference.  We welcome proposals from individuals at all levels of experience.  This is a friendly audience of peer professionals and we encourage submissions from first-time presenters as well as those who are more experienced! 
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