This global initiative, an international collaboration now called ICEASI was launched at R2K in LA to help build an international group that could support any organisation anywhere in the world develop and offer ASI education that delivers practitioners fit to practice Ayres’ SI. The overall purpose of ICEASI is to provide an inclusive, supportive community, which promotes best practice and works to raise standards of education and training in Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI®). 

This purpose of ICEASI is:

a) to coordinate activities by maintaining a liaison with international organizations;

b) to promote the unrestricted and complete exchange of knowledge among the  member organizations of the ICEASI; 

c) to exchange knowledge through publications and scientific meetings/congresses;

d) to facilitate and extend study possibilities in and among the various countries with a  member society; 

e) to standardize education in common agreement for the professions of Occupational  Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy leading to ICEASI  acknowledged International Certification in Ayres Sensory Integration®; 

f) to promote and support a research network in Ayres Sensory Integration®; g) to uphold standards of education in Ayres Sensory Integration®; 

Programmes that meet criteria for ICE-ASI Level 2 will equate to a therapist having learnt and applied knowledge and skills to assess, interpret and clinically reason to practice – being able to provide and reflect on intervention using the principles of Ayres’ SI.

Our Directors; Amanda Adamson, Kath Smith and Ros Urwin have been meeting up and collaborating with colleagues from across the globe at international conferences and forums. For many years, they have represented ASI education in the UK and Ireland, actively contributing to the development of the learning standards which are now part of ICE-ASI – these recommendations guiding education in ASI across the globe.

The photograph above taken in London, England when a core group of international experts flew in to draft the education standards and guidelines.