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Conferences on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome

A calendar of conferences, workshops and webcasts on autism and Asperger's Syndrome, in the U.S. and Canada. If the cost is shown as a range, that means that discounts are available for certain attendees. We publish this calendar as a public service and are not associated with any event. Please contact conference organizers for questions.

To include your autism conference, please email AutismWeb with the information for your event, in a format similar to the items listed below, at least one month in advance. No attachments.

July 13 - August 24, 2017
The International Society for Autism Research is hosting a free series of six weekly interactive seminars related to culture and diversity in autism research. The seminars will cover topics including low-resource settings, adaptation of assessments or intervention for diverse communities, and findings across the autism spectrum in diverse samples. For early-career researchers interested in autism. Information: registration@autism-insar.org or 860.586.7575.

August 25-27, 2017
The US Autism and Asperger's Association 12th Annual World Conference and Expo will be held at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, OR. Keynote speakers include Temple Grandin, PhD, the scientist who has autism and the author of The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum;autism book Phillip C. DeMio, MD; Stephen Shore, EdD, the autism/Asperger's self-advocate and author of Beyond the Wallasperger; and William Shaw, PhD. For information, cost and registration: visit the USAA conference website.

September 1, 2017
Future Horizons will hold an autism conference in Albuquerque, NM. The featured speakers are Temple Grandin, Jennifer McIlwee Myers, and Rebecca Moyes. Dr. Grandin is the scientist who has autism and the author of The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrumautism book. Continuing Education credits are available: APA, ASHA, ASWB. For information and registration, visit the FH website.

September 7-10, 2017
National Autism Association's Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA. Speakers include: Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrumautism book; autism parent Ryan Blair, author of Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur; Ruth Ann Luna, Ph.D.; and Lori McIlwain, NAA Co-Founder. Information: see the NAA website.

October 12-13, 2017
The 17th Annual Autism Conference, "Innovation, Integration, Inspiration," sponsored by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, will be held at the Radisson North Baltimore Hotel near Baltimore, MD. Topics include the lifespan, including intervention approaches, communication, sexuality education, research, inclusive classrooms, transition, and more. Information: see their website.

October 13, 2017
A Wrightslaw workshop on special education law and advocacy by attorney Peter Wright will be held in Charleston, SC, sponsored by Trident Academy. He is the author of The Special Education Survival Guidelaw and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs. CEUs available. 9 am-4:30 pm. Cost: varies. Information: Wrightslaw website.

October 25-27, 2017
The NY/NJ Conference & Leadership Summit, with the Profectum Foundation, will be held at The Ramada Plaza Hotel in Newark, NJ. Profectum, an autism foundation, builds upon the DIR intervention model developed by Drs. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder. Dr. Wieder is co-author of Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling and Movement: Advancing Competencies and Emotional Development in Children with Learning and Autism Spectrum Disordersautism book by serena wieder. For more information, visit their website.

November 15-17, 2017
OCALICON 2017, an annual autism and disabilities conference, will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. Speakers include Patrick Henry Hughes. For information, visit the conference website.