ISIC 2020

International Sensory Integration Congress 2020

Honoring the tradition of A. Jean Ayres’ commitment to research and practice, at the auspicious time of Dr. Ayres’ 100 birthday, we are privileged to present the International Council for Education (ICEASI) in Ayres Sensory Integration® Annual Congress, ASI2020!

This 2.5-day congress celebrates the historic progress in the global effort outlined in the ASI2020 vision of fostering cutting-edge scholarship and practice using ASI theory, assessment and intervention.    

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Basic and Applied Science informing and updating ASI Theory

Moderator and Presenter:

Roseann Schaaf Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Presentation of current research related to sensory integration and praxis.


Children Understood

Comprehensive and Accessible Assessments e.g. the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI)

Moderators and Presenters:

Zoe Mailloux OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA & L. Diane Parham Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Research including reliability and validity of the EASI, SPM and related measures. 


Translating Research into Practice

World-wide training and pathways to competency using ASI

Moderator and Presenter:

Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Innovations in education, practice and advocacy.

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Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach And Marina

300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277


Frequently Asked Questions ISIC 2020

+ What is ISIC?

The International Sensory Integration Congress (ISIC) is an evolution of the European Sensory Integration Congress (ESIC). First initiated by Elisabeth Soechting in Austria, EASI was held in recent years in Portugal (2011), Finland (2014), England (2015) and Austria (2017). With worldwide interest in Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) gaining momentum, a decision was made to transition ESIC to ISIC, and the first ISIC meeting was held in South Africa in 2018. With the intention to bring world class research and scholarship to therapists around the globe, ISIC is planned to be held on all continents, with the 2019 congress in Hong Kong (Asia); the 2020 event in the US (North America); and the 2021 meeting in Brazil (South America).

+ What is special about ISIC 2020?

ISIC 2020 marks the culmination of the Ayres Sensory Integration 2020 Vision. This initiative was established at ESIC 2014 to commemorate Dr Ayres’ 100t birthday, in the year 2020. (For more information about the ASI2020vision, see

The Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration (CLASI) is proud to be the host organization for ISIC 2020. CLASI is a non-profit organization, founded by Dr. Susanne Smith Roley and Dr. Zoe Mailloux, who were first generation students of Dr. Ayres. ISIC 2020 will be held in Redondo Beach, California, USA. Dr. Ayres was born, raised and educated in California and she conducted her therapy practice and research studies in Southern California. Therefore, it seemed fitting to commemorate her 100th birthday in this locale, with an international congress focused on research, assessment and intervention. In addition, an all-day birthday celebration will take place near the beach on July 18, 2020.

+ Where and when exactly will ISIC 2020 occur?

ISIC 2020 will be held July 15-17, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Redondo Beach CA. The A. Jean Ayres 100th birthday celebration will be held on July 18 at a venue nearby.

+ How much will the conference registration cost?

CLASI aims to keep the registration fees as low as possible in hopes of making the event accessible to therapists worldwide. It is expected that the full conference (2.5 days) fee will range from $400 to $600 (USD) with lower fees set for early-bird registration, as well as student and group rates.

+ How much will accommodations be?

Southern California beach areas are in high demand in the summer. CLASI has a negotiated a room rate of about $240 per night (maximum of 4 people per room). There are many hotels and one hostel in the area; some may have lower rates, especially a bit farther away from the beach.

+ Which airport is closest to ISIC 2020 (never too early to start checking airfares!)?

Los Angeles International (LAX) is about 15-20 min away from the Crowne Plaza hotel in Redondo Beach. Long Beach airport is another option approximately 30 minutes drive from the hotel.