21st Annual Play Therapy Conference

NYAPT Annual Conference 2020

Dear NY-APT Members,
After much deliberation, the board has decided we will not hold our spring conference on April 3-4 this year. The spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused great fear and has resulted in government advisement against traveling and congregating. We are currently reviewing our options including postponing and cancelling, but haven’t come to a conclusion. Postponing the event is most desirable, but complicated as we have to coordinate Lisa Dion’s schedule with hotel availability. While we work to determine the best course of action, we have decided to refund individuals who paid their registration. Please be patient with us as this is a process which may take us up to two weeks to resolve. We hope to be able to reverse charges for those who paid by credit card. Individuals who paid by check will be refunded with a check by mail from Ashley Fiore, our treasurer. It’s important to note that not all checks have been deposited yet. If we deposited your check we will mail you a refund. If we haven’t deposited your check, we plan to shred it. If you prefer to have the check returned to you, please contact Ashley ASAP and she will make arrangements for you.
Thankfully, airlines and hotels are allowing travelers to cancel and reschedule without penalty. While we will notify the hotel, we recommend that you also reach out to the Embassy Suites and let them know you will not be using your hotel room for our event.  
As the president, I want to offer gratitude to Ann Beckley-Forest and her local committee in Buffalo. Ann has been a Yeoman in her conference planning the past few years. She and her planning team worked tirelessly to prepare a stellar conference. While I am sad to see it cancelled, I am confident we will replicate it in the near future when we can all truly enjoy being together as a community of play therapists.  
Wishing all peace and good health!