Friday, June 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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*Check-In and exhibitor/vendor viewing begins at 8:00 AM



Moraine Valley Community College-Main Campus 
9000 W College Parkway
Building M-Conference Center
(Enter from 111th Street)
Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Book Your Hotel Room for the Conference Today!

The IDTA has reserved a block of rooms at the beautiful Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge. Only 15 minutes from our conference site. The Mariott offers wonderful amenities and relaxing rooms for your stay. So travel the day before and spend the night before the conference.

Make sure to request The Illinois Developmental Therapy Association Room Block at The Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge to receive the discounted rate.   

For More Information or to Reserve Online Click Here >


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Illinois Developmental Therapy Association 

Pre-order Your Official IDTA T-Shirt When You Register and SAVE! 

The IDTA has two snappy designs for you to choose from. Show you are proud to be a DT and wear these comfortable shirts to your home visits or while out and about in the community. Pre-Order at the time of registration and get them for $12 each. Sign up for IDTA  membership and the conference at the same time and get one for free! 

*Regular Price $15 each

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2nd Annual Illinois Developmental Therapy Association Conference 

The IDTA is proud to announce our 2nd annual conference exclusively for the developmental therapists in the field. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with your peers, gain tips to further your practice, honor the acievements of a Developmental Therapist with the Wehman Award of Excellence and celebrate all that has been accomplished in our field. This year's topic of focus will be around building collaborative relationships. We will explore strategies to support your EI practices related to building family-professional partnerships, so that you and the families you serve can work together to maximize the progress of their children. So mark your calendars, book your hotel room and prepare for a fun and knowledge filled day among your fellow Developmental Therapists.

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved the 2017 IDTA Conference for up to 5 hours of EI credential credit. To see the core knowledge areas in which credit has been awarded please click here

Keynote Presentation: 

How We Practice: Intentional and Reflective Approaches to Essential Family-Professional Partnerships 

Bonnie Keilty, Ed.D.

Bonnie Keilty, Ed.D, has worked in early intervention for over 20 years, including research, teaching, practice, and national service. She currently holds a faculty position at Hunter College, City University of New York as an Associate Professor in Special Education and coordinates Hunter’s Early Childhood Special Education Program. Dr. Keilty has a Masters and Doctorate in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Health, from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Keilty’s research focuses on family-professional partnerships, prenatal supports, home visit planning and implementation, effective inclusion practices, and professional development and preparation. All of her work stresses the translation of research and theory to practice. She has authored peer-reviewed articles and two books on Early Intervention -- The Early Intervention Guidebook for Families and Professionals: Partnering for Success (2016) in its second edition and Seven Essentials for Family-Professional Partnerships in Early Intervention (2017). Dr. Keilty is a former President of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the international professional association for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and their families. Dr. Keilty has practiced in a variety of early intervention environments, including home, community, classroom, and hospital-based settings. 

Breakout Sessions

Learn about the various breakout sessions you will be able to attend by clicking below.

Registration Cost:

Registration cost includes a light breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Early Intervention Credit will be issued for Keynote Address and Breakout Sessions.  

Regular Registration ($90)

IDTA Members ($65)**

**IDTA Members please obtain your promo code via the member login section of IDTA website

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