2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Elizabeth Agrapidis

2023 INA NCS Speaker - Elizabeth Agrapidis

Elizabeth Agrapidis is an accomplished educator, pediatric physical therapist, teacher, NDT certified practitioner, author, toy inventor, wife and a mom of two awesome children. She is putting many of the puzzle pieces of whole infant and child development together for NCSs, nannies, and professionals like you from the convenience of your home through the Develop Connect Nurture Method Infant Development Certificate Program and specially offered seminars. She is offering these programs and building an active community to support babies and families by optimizing a baby’s movement patterns and development before anything becomes a problem or affects their future. Her growing movement is called AbiliFit Pediatric Development Specialists.

As a pediatric neuro physical therapist, PE teacher, and adaptive PE teacher for children with special needs, she noticed that there was a huge gap of information and support for parents once they are home and she wanted to help with children’s early development from that point on in her journey. She now takes that knowledge and practical experience and provides hands-on developmental strategies, knowledge and tools for your “Nanny Pack” through teaching, mentoring and her online program. This helps NCSs, nannies, and families to be appropriately equipped to guide children’s physical, cognitive, sensory and emotional development and assist the babies in reaching their greatest potential.

Her goal is to promote the Ability of the body, mind, and spirit for professionals, babies, and their families. #thebabiesalwayswin

Check out the Speaker Feature with Elizabeth.

Practical Neuroplasticity of the Brain and the NCS: Brain/Body Communication & Connection

The world of neurology is typically reserved for doctors, researchers and therapists. Whoever works with babies has a right and responsibility to this info, and in a practical way so that it can be used and integrated into the daily lives of babies in the way they are held, fed, moved, talked to, & nurtured.

It is Elizabeth’s goal to bring her experience as a pedi NDT therapist and her knowledge of neurology to all babies sooner. She wants parents to have a roadmap to healthy development so that fewer newborns will have to struggle through a tumultuous process of diagnosis and instead be able to live a happy stress-free life.

As NCSs, you have the opportunity to be hugely impactful! This workshop will address the WHY of some of the common developmental positioning and activities and how these actually help the brain and the body begin to connect and communicate. This in turn is how healthy development is set up and at the same time complications that will hold babies back from reaching their greatest potential later are prevented.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe