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Summer Institute for Educators

The 2023 Summer Institute will be held June 26 – June 28, 2023 on the Landmark College campus in Putney, VT.

The Summer Institute at Landmark College has been an annual opportunity for education professionals to reboot their learning and refresh their enthusiasm for supporting students who learn differently. The event features 35 years of Landmark College expertise in teaching students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism. Learn and network with small, focused groups of your peers. Get your voice heard and your questions answered. The Landmark College Summer Institute offers cutting-edge presentations with focused attention to participant questions.

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, June 26th
Registration: 1 – 2 p.m.
Keynote presentation: 2 – 3:30 p.m.
"Love on the Human Spectrum"  by Jennifer Cook
Student Panel: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Reception (hors d’oeuvres + drinks): 4:45 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27th
Registration + light breakfast: 8 – 9 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1: 9 – 10 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Discussion 1: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided): 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Workshops A: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Landmark College Pedagogy – Panel of LC faculty: 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Dinner (Optional – pay own way): 6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28th
Registration + light breakfast: 8 – 9 a.m.
Workshops B: 9 – 11 a.m.
Discussion 2: 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Plenary Presentation (boxed lunches provided): 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.


Submit your proposal!

We want to hear from you! Submit a proposal to present at this year's Summer Institute. Submit for a Concurrent Presenation (1 hour), Workshop (2 hour), either, or both! 

Please complete the following Proposal Submission Form to submit a proposal for review.

Deadline for submission is *January 31, 2023*


This year's offerings

  • Love on the Human Spectrum

    By Jennifer Cook, author and autism advocatePortrait of Jennifer Cook

    A lifetime on the human spectrum with first-person autistic flair. That’s what international expert and star of Netflix’s Emmy-Award winning “Love on the Spectrum,” Jennifer Cook, brings to the conversation. As an autistic woman—who also happens to be a best-selling author, celebrated educator, and autism mom (x3)—Jennifer’s unique “insider” perspectives bring audiences along on a behind-the-scenes road to empowerment. Anxiety? Jennifer will tackle it. Secret social rules? She’ll unzip them. Friendships? Dating? In ways that make sense to everyone, she’ll show how to break down what can feel tough and build up the beauty of differently-wired brains. It’s an option of optimism. Delivery of respect. And a whole lot of creativity. It’s life as it can be—for everyone on the human spectrum.

  • More details coming soon.

    For now, see the schedule at a glance above for a summary of this year’s schedule. This year’s event will feature a mix of keynote, plenary, concurrent, workshop, and panel sessions!

    What are Concurrent Sessions?

    Concurrent sessions are 1-hour presentations on a range of topics with relevance for educators working with students with LD, ADHD, and autism.

    What are Workshops?

    Workshop sessions are 2-hour presentations that are more focused and go into more depth on a topic with relevance for educators working with students with LD, ADHD, and autism. These are intended to be more interactive in nature, which may include any or all of the following: hands-on activities, practice or application of taught strategies or skills, and rich discussion.

    This year’s event will be held on the Landmark College campus (Putney, VT) June 26 – 28, 2023.

    We hope to see you there!

Pricing and Registration

Early Bird
(before 4/29)
Individual—full conference
(June 26 - 28)
Individual—single day
(any of the 3 days)
Group* (3 or more)
(per person)
Landmark College alumni (A.A., B.A., or Certificate program graduate)
10 % off

Note: A reception on June 26 including light hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, light breakfasts and lunches on June 27 and June 28, are included in the registration cost for the three-day event (or respective items for a single day event).

*A group is three or more attendees and valid only for the three-day registration ($499 discounted price per attendee). Registration must be completed at the same time to receive the discount.

Who Should Attend?

  • College and university professors
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Learning specialists
  • Academic support professionals
  • Special educators
  • Disability service providers
  • School administrators
  • Education consultants
  • Curriculum and staff developers
  • Advisors

Or anyone wanting to learn more about supporting diverse student learners!

Campus COVID policies

At this time, the College is no longer requiring proof of vaccination from guests who are visiting campus. The mask-optional policy will apply, and the College recommends but does not require that guests who are not up to date with their vaccinations consider wearing a mask.

See our COVID Response page for more information and updates.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

While we don’t offer specific CEUs, participants will receive digital badges that attest to participation in the event(s), including the number of hours involved. These can also be printed out as certificates (and/or we can assist with providing these). For many state education departments and organizations requiring CEUs, such a certificate often suffices for obtaining CEU credit—but it really depends on your particular state or organization (so we recommend reaching out to your representatives to see what is needed). We can also provide a letter of completion upon request.

Directions, Travel, and Accommodations information

Please see the following websites for travel information on getting to campus and recommended accommodations and resources for visitors to Putney, VT. Please note: the shuttle information listed on these websites is for Landmark College students only, we will not be offering a shuttle. Ride share and taxis are very limited in our region, thus we strongly recommend driving your own vehicle or renting a car from the airport.

Rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Express in Brattleboro (9 miles away) at a discounted rate of $129 per night, for any/all of the following days: 6/26, 6/27, 6/28. *Please note: Room availability is limited, with discounted rate appearing after entering one/all of these dates on the booking site. Contact the Brattleboro Holiday Inn Express directly for concerns on rooms, rates and availability. 

Past Participant Testimonials

Here’s what past participants have said about the Summer Institute

  • “By far this is the most helpful and informative professional development I’ve ever done. Landmark is so fabulous and incredibly attuned to what special educators and students need to succeed and thrive!”

  • “My workshop was amazing! Theory and practical strategies were well woven into the presentations, discussions, and demonstrations with great quality, value, and depth.”

  • “Thank you for always bridging the research-to-practice gap.”

  • “This was amazing and I’m so glad I attended!”

Previous Summer Institutes

View program highlights and schedules from previous years on this page


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