2022 Virtual MEIC Conference
Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Thank you to all the attendees, presenters, and exhibitors for your participation in this year’s MEIC Annual Conference. Thanks to you, the event was a great success!
Please check out the 2022 MEIC Exhibitor Booklet! Thank you to our Supporters and Exhibitors who shared their materials with us.
This year’s conference featured one plenary session each day, followed by 2 workshops. Each workshop included two sessions to choose from.
Monday, May 2
|8:00 AM – 10:10 AM||Keynote: Prioritizing You: 6 Keys to Support Your Well-Being
Presented by Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC
|10:30 AM – 12:30 PM||A1: Autism in Girls: Why We Are Missing Them and What We Can Do About It
Presented by Dr. Jenny Landry, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CEIS, and Jess Austin, M.Ed., CAGS
A2: The Importance of the Foot in Early Intervention Treatment
Presented by Louis J DeCaro, DPM
|1:30 PM – 3:30 PM||B1: Feeding Picky Eaters: Beyond the Chicken Nugget!
Presented by Edith Benisty, OTR/L, CEIS
B2: Intake Processes to Address Racial Disparities in EI Referrals and Enrollment
Presented by Kathleen McAuslin, MATL, CEIS, CEIM
Tuesday, May 3
|8:00 AM – 10:10 AM||Plenary: Discipline vs. Punishment Using Empowering Approaches
Presented by Jill Vetstein
|10:30 AM – 12:30 PM||C1: Supporting A Positive Partnership: Early Interventionists & Foster Parents in Massachusetts
Presented by Kelly F. Brown, M.Ed. CEIS, and Dr. Serra Acar, PhD.
C2: Supporting Infants and Toddlers with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
Presented by Burju Sari, M.Ed., Teacher of Visually Impaired, CVI Project Coordinator; and Lacey Smith, M.Ed., Teacher of Visually Impaired, CVI Certified”
|1:30 PM – 3:30 PM||D1: Families Living with a Potential Diagnosis of Autism
Presented by Yvonne Nieves, Ph.D. & Certified Early Intervention Specialist
D2: The Music in Me! Using Music Therapy Strategies and Interventions with Young Children
Presented by Meredith R Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC
CEU & Cancellation Policies
You can view the conference CEU and Cancellation Policies here.
The following Continuing Education credit will be provided at the completion of the conference. Credit will be issued for one and two-day registrations. There is a $30 fee per person, regardless of registration type, for each CE type requested.
- Counselors: This event has been approved for LMHC continuing education credits.
- Social Workers: This event has been approved for NASW social work continuing education credits.
- Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: This course is being offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs. NOTE: ASHA CEUs have only been requested for Tuesday, May 3. ASHA CEUs have NOT been requested for Monday, May 2.
In order to receive a certificate of attendance or CE credit, all attendees must adhere to the CEU policy, which can be viewed here.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to our conference email list to receive updates, please email MEICconference@gmail.com.