What is ISCRD Space Summit?

Attendees will benefit from sessions led by global experts on autism, cognitive disorders, mental health concerns, and innovation in these areas. These topics affect ALL students and adolescents, as well as many educators themselves. Make sure you have the knowledge and resources you need to improve outcomes.


  • Learn practical strategies and the latest information from experts
  • Gain valuable professional development in an area that impacts all students
  • Collaborate with other educators and professionals to share best practices
  • Positively impact your students and staff


  • K-12 Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Special Education professionals
  • Occupational Therapists
  • BCBA and Behavior Specialists
  • School Psychologists and Counselors

Thank you to our partners:

View highlights and testimonials from ISCRD2018:


$149 per person (for group discounts, please contact us)

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.

Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel
Professor of Psychology
Curry College

Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel is a Full Professor of Psychology at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. In addition, she owns a private international practice specializing in evaluations and consultation for neuro-behavioral learning disabilities, neuro-developmental disorders, emotional-behavioral difficulties, forensic examiner evaluations and substance abuse for the past 23 years. For the past 12 years, she has served as the clinical instructor and supervisor for a Post-Graduate/Post-Doctoral Hybrid Model Program for the KidsInc School Neuropsychology Certificate Program. She holds national, international, diplomat and fellow licenses/certifications in the field of School Neuropsychology, School Psychology, Disability Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Homeland Security, Forensic Counseling and Examination, Forensic Juvenile Sexual Offending, Clinical Counseling, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Brain Health Coaching, and Addictions. Since 2013, she serves as one of the elected Board of Directors for Learning Disabilities Worldwide Congress (LDW).

Pamela Rollins

Pamela Rollins, MS Ed.D.  CCC-SLP 
Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
School of Behavior and Brain Sciences
Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Dr. Rollins is a Professor in the Communication Disorders program within the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She conducts research in developmental pragmatics, early social communication and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her current projects focuses on the co-construction of early developing social communication and joint attention during parent mediated early ASD intervention with toddlers. Dr. Rollins is a four-time gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders and was the lead author for the Robots4Autism social skills curriculum. She earned her doctorates from Harvard University and has been the director of the Social Communication laboratory at UTD since 1994. For more information, visit bbs.utdallas.edu/socialcommunicationlab

Daniel Bayes, M.Ed., BCBA
Executive Director, Bayes Achievement Center

Daniel Bayes is the Executive Director at Bayes Achievement Center, a therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls with special needs and severe behavioral issues located in Huntsville, Texas. Daniel first began working with special needs students when he was 18 and has been hooked ever since. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Sam Houston State University and his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Texas A&M. In 2014 he became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Daniel is married to Rebecca and they have 3 boys, ages 15, 12, and 9.

Martha Aki
ECI Project TYKE Program Director
Katy Independent School District

John B. Charles, Ph.D.
Scientist in Residence
Space Center Houston
Manned Space Flight Education Foundation

Robin Rettie, M.Ed.
Special Education
Lighthouse Learning Resources

Robin Rettie, M.Ed., founder Lighthouse Learning Resources, provides training, consulting services, and specialized learning products. Robin has a BA and Master’s in Special Education, 36 years working to support individuals with disabilities, including extensive training in autism, neurological and genetic differences, sensory processing, learning differences, and curriculum. Robin supports individuals of all ages, concentrating on behavior and the needs of individuals whom are challenged due to diagnosed or undiagnosed learning and emotional needs.

Julie Jones, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S
Adjunct Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Family Therapy Program
Psychotherapist, Tarnow Center

Dr. Julie Jones teaches in the family therapy at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is a treating professional at the Tarnow Center in Houston.  She has extensive clinical experience working with families where one or more individuals identify with symptoms of AD/HD,  autism and/or extreme anxiety.  For almost a decade, Dr. Jones served in a secondary school setting in various roles from school counselor to director of research.  Her published research has included topics such as exercise and the impact on executive functioning, the social transition to college with autism, and self-determination for adolescents with learning disabilities.  In addition to clinical practice and teaching, she supervises professional counselor interns and marriage and family therapy associates.  She also serves in trauma response as a disaster mental health responder for the American Red Cross.  www.tarnowcenter.com

Jancy McPhee, Ph.D.
Director, Humans in Space Art Program
Executive Director, SciArt Exchange

Cissy Carter
Elementary Coordinator
Special Education: Programming & Campus Support
Humble ISD

Amanda Payne, MS, LMHC
Wounded Warrior Project

Amanda Payne serves as a regional director for the Combat Stress Recovery Program (CSRP) of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). In this role, she is responsible for leading teams who facilitate Project Odyssey, a 90-day mental health program designed to increase resiliency and psychological well-being for Post 9/11 veterans through experiential learning and adventure based counseling. Before joining WWP Amanda worked in social services for over 20 years serving populations such as: at-risk youth, domestic violence survivors, couples and veterans.

Amanda is a licensed mental health counselor and resides in St. Augustine with her husband, three children, and labra-dane.

Bo Martin

Wounded Warrior Project

Bo Martin is an eight-year veteran with the United States Air force and served three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Bo’s personal experience through transition from deployment and military service into civilian life led to a passion for serving veterans who endured service-related mental health conditions. Currently, Bo manages Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Combat Stress Recovery Program (CSRP) in Washington, D.C.—providing mental health programs and services to veterans and family support members with the intent of improving their resiliency and psychological well-being. Bo has a Master of Arts in Public and Non-Profit Management from Johns Hopkins University and resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Kristen, and border collie, Jerry.

Summit Schedule


  • 8 am – 11 am: TED style presentations led by industry experts
  • 11 am – noon: Lunch on your own
  • 12 – 3 pm: Break-out Sessions

The ISCRD Space Summit will be held at Space Center Houston.



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The ISCRD Space Summit 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 Space Summit will receive 10 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 ISCRD?

Those attending the ISCRD Space Summit will receive 10 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 ISCRD Space Summit, 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

For questions on registration or exhibiting, please contact us:

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