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2019 Annual Illinois Developmental Therapy Association Conference

The IDTA is proud to announce our 4th 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 achievements of a Developmental Therapist with the Wehman Award of Excellence and celebrate all that has been accomplished in our field.

This year's theme:

Celebrating the Uniqueness of Families in Early Intervention 

Join us as we expand our knowledge of what we as developmental therapists can do to be more inclusive and respectful of the various diverse backgrounds that contribute to the family life of the children we serve. 

So register today, book your hotel room and prepare for a fun and knowledge filled day among your fellow Developmental Therapists.

The 2019 IDTA Conference has been approved for up to 5.5 Hours of EI Credit.

Keynote Presentation:

Dancing with Differences

Tatyana Fertelmeyster, LCPC

Working with children is unavoidably about working with differences. Working with young children is unavoidably about working with adults their parents or other caregivers, which adds yet another layer of differences. Working with young children and their families in their homes takes dealing with differences to a completely different level.

Cultures have some clearly defined rules that are easy to learn. You figure out pretty quickly if it is a good idea to leave you shoes at the door or not to hurry with calling everybody by their first names. But how do you ever account for...

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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 Non-Member: ($95)
Non-Member Traveling from Central/Southern IL: ($85)*
IDTA Members: ($65)
IDTA Member Traveling from Central/Southern, IL: ($55)**
Developmental Therapy Student Non-member: ($55)***
Developmental Therapy Student IDTA Member: ($45)

*Limited to those traveling from the counties in the following CFC areas: 14, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.  (A promo code is required  for this discount please email us at with a request for the code)

**Limited to those IDTA Members traveling from the counties in the following CFC areas: 14, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.  Please obtain your promo code via the discount code page under the member only content section of the IDTA website.

***Developmental Therapy Student must be currently enrolled in a collegiate program to become a Developmental Therapist .  (A promo code is required for this discount please email us at with a request for the code)

Not Yet a Paid Member of the IDTA?

Join now to get your discount on this and future workshops sponsored by the IDTA as well as a variety of other discounts and member benefits. As an added bonus you will receive a free IDTA merchandise item of your choosing when you become a member and also register for our conference on the same day.


Friday, September 13, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT Check-in will begin at 8:00am


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

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 Marriott offers wonderful amenities and relaxing rooms for your stay. So travel the day before and spend the night before the conference. Share the room with a DT colleague and split the cost to save even more. Last day to book a room at the discounted rate is 8/22/19 so book it today.

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

Reserve your Room Now

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