19 Aug

Important update today! I was live before Dr. Temple Grandin at 8:15 Eastern time, but no live feed today at 11:30! Technical issues! But, I will put up the talk as soon as I get my hands on the recording.

Sorry for the flub!

 

 

Gil Speaking at USAAA

17 Aug

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I am in Louisville for a great conference, United States Autism and Asperger Association! Every year I learn so much, and this year I get to play an even bigger role than usual. I am talking about DIR and schools on Thursday: CORE ACADEMICS: All Classrooms Begin With a Focus On “Me”. I am really excited about getting a chance to speak on Friday with Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, Founder and CEO of USAAA, about post 21 programs for people with Autism, right before the Keynote by Dr. Temple Grandin. That little intro will be on a live stream starting at 8:15. Click on the link!

The really exciting thing for me is Friday at 11:30, I will be doing a talk about an exciting national initiative based on my California not-for-profit, the Lifelong Development Center, for the support and continued development of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The whole hour, starting at 11:30 am Eastern Time, will be live streamed! It is a really exciting model based entirely on appropriate, respectful, effective developmental support. We are bringing the great strength and talent of the Autistics and People with Autism to the support of the rest of the community. That’s right, the whole point of this project is People with Autism to the rescue. This is the start of something big!

Parents are Natural Floortimers

19 Jul

I was at a national autism conference this week, and was reminded that DIR/Floortime is what parents want to do with their children, and that punishing, ignoring and rewarding with “skittles cut up so small it is amazing,” are not the things they wish to do. (And, the things they don’t want to do don’t work anyway!)

Gil Keynotes Premier NYC DIR/Floortime Conference!

28 Mar

Gil Keynotes in NYC at the conference: Learning Through Relationships: Using DIR® Floortime™ to Promote Thinking and Development, April 15th, 2016 8:30 am- 4:00 pm. This is the premier DIR/Floortime Conference in NY, with practitioners actually involved with the creation of the DIR/Floortime in schools model. The best Clinical and Educational presentations, given by Active classroom staff: NOT only university academics out of touch with the classroom, which is what you get at most conferences. Lots of videos of real clinical treatment. Register for this great conference, and see the cutting edge of trans-disciplinary treatment in the developmental model! Click the link below to see the schedule and access the registration page. See you there!

Gil At the Metropolitan

Register Now for DIR Conference 2016!

Gil Presenting at USAAA, on Free Live Stream, Thursday 7/30/15

30 Jul

logo-05I am so lucky to be presenting at the United States Autism and Asperger Association National Conference in Tucson this week. I will, of course, be talking about Rebecca School and developmentally appropriate ways of supporting students and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges of relating and communicating. The great news is you can watch it live, free, by going to the USAAA live stream, here, at 11:00 am Pacific time, or 2:00 pm Eastern time. I am not sure about the status of the talk in a future archive, but if you want to see my current thinking about DIR/Floortime and education, you can see me live at a really terrific conference!

Gil on “Kids in the House” shares his opinion on DIR/Floortime VS. ABA

15 Jun

This is a clip from a panel I did on the website, “Kids in the House.” During the panel discussion, I got tossed a question about what intervention for Autism I would recommend. I don’t think they were prepared for how enthusiastically I would support DIR/Floortime and Stanley Greenspan. The other 2 panelists wanted to defend the ABA model. You can see the whole 30 minutes at the Kids in the House website through the link below. The part I posted actually gives you the whole idea, though.

If you come to see me at the Summer Autism Institute for the State of Vermont where I will be keynoting Friday, June 26th (http://www.uvm.edu/cnhs/autism_institute/) or Autism Society International Conference in Denver in July (http://www.uvm.edu/cnhs/autism_institute/) or at United States Autism and Aspergers Association in Tucson at the end of July (http://www.usautism.org/conferences/) you should probably know by know that I am going to talk about the parent supportive, respectful, effective DIR/Floortime and Rebecca School.

http://www.kidsinthehouse.com/blogs/kids-in-the-house/autism-discussion-raising-a-child-with-special-needs

“Respecting Autism” Conference On Line, Free!

1 Apr

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I am so excited to announce that the FREE online version of the Respecting Autism Conference we did in Middlebury, Vermont, in conjunction with The Rebecca School, The Sapphire Center and Middlebury College is now available to anyone who wants to view it! When you click on the picture above, or on the highlighted text for the conference above, you will be taken to a request page. Give us your email, and your name, and you will get an email from us with logon credentials. That’s all it takes.

Please send this invite to everyone and anyone you think might use this, whether parent or professional, group or other. Anyone can take the link and log on and watch 10 hours of great developmental work, explained.

This course is primarily a series of video presentations, all of which can be found in the Content section. Please see the Discussion section for posting questions and discussing topics!

To confirm your participation, please register using the following link. Click Here.

Once you create an account, you will be enrolled automatically and can begin.

This is a great, FREE way to see how DIR/Floortime is supposed to be done, by some of the greatest practitioners in the field.

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