Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Inc.


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Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Inc.

The mission of ICDL is 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 is a world where individual differences are embraced and everyone achieves their fullest potential. We embrace neurodiversity and advocate for approaches that focus on promoting human development and helps children and adults emerge from what may be disabling them in a respectful and accepting manner that appreciates every person for their unique individual differences. Through education and awareness, ICDL strives to make DIR® based approaches such as DIRFloortime® available and accessible to all children and families.

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4938 Hampden Lane, Suite 800, Bethesda, MD, USA, 20814Daria Brown, Program Operations Coordinator and Parent Advocate301-304-8834



About ICDL

The Interdisciplinary 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 30 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. Furthermore, DIRFloortime® is being recognized as the next generation of evidence-based interventions for autism. 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 mentoring, and individual professional mentoring.


  • ICDL also offers services through the DIR® Institute.
  • Through the genius and leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL was formed 30 years ago and became the official home of DIR® and DIRFloortime®.
  • ICDL also offers services through the DIR® Institute.
  • ICDL also offers services through the DIR® Institute.

DIR Evidence-base Quick Facts

Here is a simple fact sheet on the evidence-base for DIR/DIRFloortime that includes all of the information above and all of the citations.

What is DIR?

Here is a one-page summary of DIRFloortime.