The International Council on Development and Learning, Inc

About Us

The International Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting each person's development to its fullest potential.

Through the genius and leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL was formed 32 years ago and became the official home of DIR® and DIRFloortime®.

DIRFloortime® is used to help children, young adults, and even adults with a wide range of emotional, sensory, regulatory, motor, learning, and developmental challenges.

DIRFloortime® is recognized as a leading evidence-based approach to helping individuals on the autism spectrum and others with neurodevelopmental differences flourish. ICDL provides training courses for parents and professionals through the DIRFloortime® Training Program.

Starting with "DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR and Floortime" through the DIR-Expert professional certificate courses, the DIRFloortime Training Program has many great courses and opportunities to learn about DIRFloortime.

In addition to courses, ICDL also offers services through the DIR® Institute. The primary service for parents at the DIR Institute is the DIR® Home Program where parents are coached by top experts on how to implement Floortime at home.

The DIR Institute also offers services for professionals and organizations including DIR® ACCREDITATION, organizational consultation and coaching, and individual professional mentoring.

Our Mission

To make a positive impact in people’s lives by promoting and championing a developmental and relationship-based approach to human development and learning.

Our Vision

A world where individual differences are embraced and everyone achieves their fullest potential.  


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