Course topics for all levels of experience
18-20 February 2021
What is it?
3 day continuing education event held annually focused on advancing intervention services.
1 and 2 full day continuing education courses offered.
Combination of beginner, intermediate and advanced learning opportunities.
Courses taught by leading occupational and physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and other health professional experts.
When is the 2021 Symposium?
February 18-20, 2021
Registration 7:30 – 8:30 am.
Courses from 8:30 – 4:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated on the course agenda.
Breaks from 10 – 10:30 am and 2:30 – 3:00 pm, Lunch 12 – 1 pm, unless otherwise indicated on the course agenda. Lunch and snacks provided.
Visit vendor booths or connect with friends and colleagues at breaks or lunch.
Who should attend?
Pediatric practitioners looking to expand their knowledge of intervention services
Occupational therapy assistants
Physical therapy assistants
Speech Language Pathologists
Students who wish to specialize in pediatric services
Interested others such as educators, psychologists, social workers, mental health practitioners, counselors, or allied health professionals
Why should you attend the Symposium?
Ability to attend multiple courses on consecutive days in one location
Gain knowledge from dynamic, renowned pediatric speakers
Benefit from hands on learning experiences
Courses available for all experience levels
Networking opportunity to connect with multi-disciplinary practitioners
Increase understanding of product or services offerings from vendors
Where will it be held?
Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 Parking $7/day.
Conference Hotel: Additional details will be provided at a later time.
Transportation to the Symposium
Available from the airport through Super Shuttle - $20; Taxi - $60. Light rail ($2-3 1-way): Blue line from the airport to US Bank Stadium stop, Green line to Lexington Parkway for Hotel shuttle pick-up.
What is the cost to attend?
Standard pricing, which includes breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, is as follows:
One day: TBA
Two day: TBA
Register on or before January 15, 2021 to receive early bird pricing:
One day: TBA
Two day: TBA
Some courses may require additional lab fees. See course schedule for more information.
Group discounts are available for groups of 5 or more attendees. The group discount is $10 off per day. Contact Integrative Education at to receive a group discount code; please include in the email the name of each attendee along with a group name.
What is the history of the Symposium:
Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA founded Professional Development Programs (PDP) in 1980 as a vehicle to bring continuing education programs by leading experts in intervention to the Minnesota community of pediatric therapists and eventually to thousands across the United States. The PDP Symposium celebrated 30 years of successful educational programming when Eileen sold the company in 2009. Inspired to continue to offer innovative resources and education, Eileen founded Richter Active Integration Resources (RAIR). Since 2014, the RAIR Symposium annually provided a variety of education topics focused on empowering therapists to improve their clinical reasoning and intervention strategies. The final RAIR Symposium was slated to be February 2018 upon Eileen’s retirement. Heather Schmidt, MS, OTR/L, founder and president of Integrative Therapy and long-time attendee of the PDP and RAIR Symposia, approached Eileen to create a partnership to carry on the tradition of bringing substantive continuing education programming to Minnesota. It is with enthusiasm and excitement that we introduce the Integrative Education Symposium together with the RAIR Symposium to continue to empower and inspire health professionals.
About Integrative Education
What is Integrative Education?
Integrative Education was founded in 2018 to advance intervention services for children with special needs through professional development of health professionals. The company was started by Heather Schmidt, MS, OTR/L, founder and president of Integrative Therapy, a Minnesota based provider of occupational therapy services for charter schools in the Twin Cities. Together with Richter Active Integration Resources (RAIR) Symposium, Integrative Education will kick off its inaugural year of the Integrative Education Symposium in February 2019. The Symposium will continue the tradition of the RAIR Symposium by bringing together leading experts to educate therapists on cutting edge pediatric interventions. The multi-day event will target hands on learning for beginner to advanced practitioners.
Our Mission: To strengthen the knowledge of health professionals working with children with special needs by providing learning through innovative, holistic continuing education opportunities.
Our Vision: To create a learning environment that inspires and empowers health professionals to improve the lives of those they serve.
Integrative Education Symposium
A pediatric multi-disciplinary conference
Participants will receive certification of attendance for the number of contact hours attended at the symposium. If additional information is required for specific credit or CEU purposes, contact Integrative Education at least six weeks prior to the Symposium.
Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607. We can assign up to 1.8 AOTA CEUs for the “Integrative Education Symposium” on February 18-20, 2021. (Content Focus: Evaluation, Intervention and Outcomes; Mixed Level). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification of other professional recognition.
Notice to participants: In order to qualify for AOTA CEUs, you must attend at least 3 hours of the course (for partial credit), meet at least 2 of the objectives for the course and sign in and out on the sheets provided documenting your attendance at the course. A self-evaluation will be used for learners to determine if they have met the objectives of the course.
Integrative Education is authorized to assign 18 CEUs for the "Integrative Education Symposium" on February 18-20, 2021, course approval #2658 by the MN Board of Physical Therapy. The courses were approved for Category 1 continuing education credit since they meet the standards of part 5601.2500 for educational activities. One hour of credit will be awarded for each 60 minutes actually spent on educational activities.
Integrative Education is an approved provider for continuing education credits for social workers through the MN Board of Social Work, sponsor number CEP-1102.
Integrative Education is not an ASHA approved provider. However, ASHA-certified therapists may receive contact hours for attendance at non-approved courses that qualify as professional development following submission of course(s) on a "Certification Maintenance Compliance Form". A certificate of CE attendance will be provided by Integrative Education as record of attendance and hours in the event of an audit. Refer to these websites for additional information:
Course handouts will not be available on site. Registrants will need to print handouts prior to arriving. Handouts will be sent via email 2 weeks prior to the Symposium.