What is ISCRD Summit on the Seas?

Attendees will benefit from sessions led by global experts on autism, ADHD, and other sensory disorders, as well as the ability to network with each other and individuals on the spectrum aboard the Mariner of the Seas!


  • Increase effectiveness and depth of knowledge to improve outcomes
  • Earn a professional credential
  • Learn from experts in the field and collaborate with peers
  • Gain valuable professional development in a relaxed setting

Who Should Attend?

  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Special Education Administrators
  • School Psychologists
  • Travel Professionals

Certification Package Available

What you will receive:

  • Eligibility to become a Certified Autism Specialist 14 hours of autism-specific online training ($495 Value – must pass competency exam) 
  • Registration to Summit on the Seas, featuring learning sessions from global experts
  • 4 day, 3-night cruise accommodations aboard the beautiful Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas

Register HERE and select the CAS option to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity.

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Leading Cognitive Experts From All Over The Globe

Distinguished national and international presenters including cognitive scientists, neurosurgeons, master educators, top researchers and more will present on a multitude of cognitive disorders.

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There is no better place to collaborate with over 100 of your peers and industry experts than on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. While this event is packed with cutting edge research and knowledge, we have also specifically designed opportunities for you to connect and explore with peers who share your passion. All collaboration sessions offer an open communication environment which promises to be engaging, invigorating and push attendees to expand their knowledge.

In the spirit of collaboration, we are excited to be working with Autism on the Seas to ensure booking the cruise accommodations for our Summit attendees is smooth, easy – and accessible!

Kerry Magro

Disability Advocate

Kerry Magro is an award-winning disability advocate, best-selling author, movie consultant, non-profit founder and full-time employee at Autism Speaks. Magro who was completely non-verbal until 2.5 and diagnosed with autism at 4 had to overcome countless challenges. Today Magro travels the country as a national motivational speaker discussing his journey on the autism spectrum. In 2014, based on his speaking efforts he received accreditation from the National Speakers Association as one of the only professionally certified speakers with autism in the country. His career in speaking which has included giving 2 TEDxTalks later led to a stint in television where he hosts his own local cable TV show called the “Different is Beautiful Show” to highlight people who overcome adversity in their local communities.

Rachel C. Morgan, Ed.D., CAS

Author, National Speaker, CEO

Rachel graduated with her Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in andragogy from Lindenwood University in 2017. She received her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in early intervention in Autism & Sensory Impairments from Lindenwood University in 2013. She became a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) in January of 2014. Rachel is the Owner and CEO of Consultants For Community (CFC); an educational consulting firm that assists parents, providers, and educators to collaborate and effectively problem solve in the educational planning of students receiving special education support. Rachel is a proud wife and mother of four amazing children of all abilities! She founded a non-profit organization called the Adam Morgan Foundation (AMF) in 2008 that assists families raising children with autism and other co-occurring disabilities.

Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist & Feeding Specialist

Dawn is a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist with over 20 years of experience treating children on the autism spectrum. She is an author and international speaker who coaches parents of children with picky eating habits, sensory feeding challenges and food aversions. Dawn has helped thousands of families overcome food refusals and add new foods into kids’ diets. She brings her education, experience and sense of humor to help parents and professionals become confident feeders.  Dawn works for the company ezpz designing sensory feeding products and has her own private practice in Colorado.

Carol S. Weinman, Esq., CAS

Autism Expert & Consultant

Carol Weinman is an attorney, autism expert and legal consultant, on-air legal analyst, behavioral consultant, parent, author and international speaker who specializes in special education law and criminal law. She represents criminal offenders on the autism spectrum and provides autism consulting and training to attorneys, educators and psychologists. As an education legal advocate, she has successfully avoided special education litigation by utilizing her personal experience and conflict resolution skills, and by working collaboratively with teachers and school districts.

Friday, Oct. 19

  • Depart 4 pm – Miami, FL

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Arrive 7 am – Cococay
  • Morning learning sessions
  • Afternoon free time to explore port (depart 5 pm)
  • Dinner/networking events

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Arrive 8 am – Nassau, Bahamas
  • Morning learning sessions
  • Afternoon free time to explore port (depart 5 pm)
  • Dinner/networking events

Monday, Oct. 22

  • Arrive 6 am – Miami, FL

Summit Registration: Summit registration is $150 per person, plus cruise accommodations.

Thank you to our friends at Autism on the Seas for assisting us with the registration process.


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jewel of the seas

Mariner of the Seas

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Royal Caribbean and DreamWorks present the DreamWorks Experience

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Nassau, Bahamas

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CocoCay, Bahamas

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*Cruise pricing may vary based on cabin location, occupancy, etc. Upgrades are available for an additional fee.

Internationally Recognized Certification for Autism Professionals

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) offers certification programs to educators and licensed professionals who work with individuals with special needs. Our Certified Autism Specialist is defined as a professional who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual on the autism spectrum that directly relates to the professionals’ specific scope of practice.

We are offering a special package for Summit on the Seas that includes summit attendance and cruise accommodations in addition to the ability to become a Certified Autism Specialist and access to 14 hours of autism-specific online training (14 CEs required to obtain CAS). REGISTER HERE for the Summit on the Seas and select the CAS package option.

Learn more about the 10 Autism competencies here.


The ISCRD Summit on the Seas is one of your best opportunities to earn continuing education credit to maintain your state license, demonstrate continued professional development to employers, or simply to increase your knowledge.

Issuing Organization

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards is the global leader in continuing education and certification programs for professionals who work with individuals with cognitive disabilities. Worldwide we work with over 300 universities and healthcare organizations to ensure the quality of care and education of our professionals meets the rigorous standards set forth by our board of industry experts. Those attending the ISCRD Summit on the Seas will receive 14 CE Credits issued by IBCCES that can be used toward licensure and other CE requirements. The IBCCES CE Credits are recognized by organizations in all 50 US states and over 42 different countries.

How much CE credit can I earn at the ISCRD Summit on the Seas?

Those attending the ISCRD Summit on the Seas will receive 14 CE Credits issued by IBCCES that can be used toward licensure and other CE requirements.

Who is eligible for continuing education credit?

If you are registered for the Summit on the Seas, you are eligible for CE credit. Below is a quick list of titles that are encouraged to attend:

Healthcare: Physicians, Hospital Administrators, Healthcare Center Directors, Nurses, Clinic Owners, Veterans Services, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Cognitive Disability Specialists, Clinicians, Mental Health Professionals

Education: School Administrators, Principals, Teachers, Special Education Directors, Counselors and Mental Health, Licensed Therapist, SPED Teachers, Autism Specialists, Federal Program Directors, Higher Education

To help justify the expense and time commitment of attending ISCRD Summit on the Seas to your employer or for a grant, download this Justification Document.

For questions on registration or exhibiting, please contact us:

(877) 717-6543
4899 Belfort Rd #190
Jacksonville, FL 32256