Calling All Individuals with Selective Mutism
To all individuals who have experienced SM (children and adults alike): this conference is created for you, and devoted to others like yourself. We encourage you to get involved, as your contributions are key to the knowledge that is vital for health care professionals and researchers development of effective interventions strategies!
Join us either in-person or via virtual format (video, audio, or text), and share your experiences and perspectives on everything pertaining to SM. Please submit a proposal to let us know if you are interested in joining the panel discussion on May 7th, 2022.
Parents with children under the age of 12 are welcome to drop off their children to our SM care centre. We will have student attendees who are trained for child oversight throughout the conference*. Due to limited availability, this service will be available on a first come first serve basis, so if you are interested in this option, please reserve your child’s spot as soon as the registration opens in March!
Calling All Families and Community Members
Everyone impacted by SM, including family members, school personnel, professionals interested in treating SM, childcare and health care providers, and mental health agencies: Please join us on May 7th, 2022 to share and connect with others impacted by SM.
Calling All Researchers
Selective mutism is a condition that is rooted in many disciplines, including Psychology, Applied Disability Studies, Child and Youth Studies, Education, Applied Linguistics, Computer Science (for therapeutic software apps and assistive technology), and more. It is also our intention that this conference will unite researchers from different disciplines in a single setting to promote, and establish, a collaborative research culture focusing on SM.
If you have conducted studies that address SM treatment interventions, we would like to consider this conference as a platform for your knowledge mobilization and translation. Please submit a proposal a proposal for review.
*Training provided by the non-profit organization Selective Mutism Foundation (mutism.ca)
Calling All Software Developers
If you have designed and developed software applications specifically for selective mutism, we would like to hear from you. The SMC aims to explore innovative products engaging individuals with SM. Please submit a proposal describing your product for showcase considerations.
Note that $300 will be awarded to the top-ranked software, $150 will be awarded to the second, and $50 to the third! The software will be rated by a panel of judges composed of individuals with SM, parents, educators, health care professionals who provide care and intervention for SM, and computer science experts.