Autism Speaks National Conference Accommodations

Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Providing Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD

Friday, August 3 – Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Hilton Columbus at Easton
Columbus, OH

About Columbus

Columbus is Ohio’s capital and the nation’s 15th largest city, with a dynamic business climate, a commitment to diversity, exciting annual festivals and cultural events, unique arts and entertainment opportunities, and is the home of great professional, amateur and collegiate sports. Columbus is located in Central Ohio and is conveniently located at the intersection of interstates 70 and 71, within a one-day drive or a one-hour flight of 60 percent of the population of the United States and Canada.

Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport, located just 10 minutes from the Hilton Columbus at Easton, is served by 10 airlines and their regional affiliates, providing more than 320 daily arrivals and departures to 36 airports. Major carriers include Air Canada Jazz, American, Continental, Delta, Midwest Connect, Air Tran, Southwest, United, USA 3000 and US Airways. All ground transportation may be accessed via the terminal walkway or baggage claim levels.

Taxi service is provided by many vendors. The average fare from Port Columbus International Airport to the Easton Town Center is $15-20. Complimentary shuttle service is available between the airport and Hilton Columbus (host hotel). Please call the hotel with your travel plans to arrange transportation with the shuttle. Other airport shuttles are operated by Arch Express, Super Shuttle and Urban Express Transportation. Cost varies based on the number of passengers and the distance. Reservations are recommended.

Accommodations

Additional rooms have been blocked at the Courtyard Columbus at Easton. This hotel is within a 5-7 min walk to the host hotel and was recently renovated in 2011. The room rate of $139 will be extended to conference attendees. A complimentary airport shuttle and transportation from the Courtyard Columbus to the Hilton during the conference will be available. Conference attendees who call the Hilton will be directed to the Courtyard at Easton to make their reservation.

For additional information about the Courtyard Columbus at Easton: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cmhce-courtyard-columbus-easton Map showing the location of the Hilton Columbus in proximity to the Courtyard Columbus: http://www.eastontowncenter.com/portals/0/pdf/etc_map.pdf

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center. The room rate is $139. The Hilton Columbus is a AAA 4-Diamond, full service, upscale hotel conveniently located within the Easton Town center; excellent shopping, entertainment and dining are literally steps away. Visit www.eastontowncenter.com for more information about local facilities and amenities.

The hotel features a full-service restaurant, Cappucino’s Coffee Bar, the Lobby Lounge and a sports bar. An on-site fitness center offers a large workout area, and there is a heated indoor pool, spa and on-staff masseuse. All rooms have high-speed internet connectivity for a nominal fee, and wireless internet access is available in lobby areas.

The complete business center, available seven days a week, offers an office away-from-the-office, with high-speed internet access, business phone service, complimentary printing service and other conveniences. The nearby Easton Town Center features a wide array of restaurants, bars, shopping and a movie theater. The hotel concierge will gladly help you discover the many other nearby attractions, including several excellent golf courses.

The hotel is only minutes away from downtown, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University. Conference participants can make room reservations by contacting the hotel directly via website or phone. Please secure your hotel room as soon as possible.

Information for the Hilton Columbus Hotel and other hotels in the area include:

The Hilton Columbus (Host Hotel)
Located at Easton Town Center
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus Ohio, USA 43219
Telephone: (614) 414-5000
Toll Free: 1-800-Hiltons

Courtyard by Marriott – Columbus Easton
Located at Easton Town Center
3900 Morse Crossing
Columbus Ohio, USA 43219
Telephone: (614) 416-8000

Residence Inn at Easton
Located at Easton Town Center
3999 Easton Loop West
Columbus Ohio, USA 43219
Telephone (614) 414-1000

Other Important Conference-related Resources

Visiting Columbus, Ohio
www.experiencecolumbus.com

Easton Town Center (where the host hotel is located)
www.eastontowncenter.com

Map of Easton Town Center showing the host hotel and other hotels available
www.eastontowncenter.com/portals/0/pdf/etc_map.pdf

Contact Us:

For questions about the conference, email us at atn@autismspeaks.org.
For information regarding continuing education credit, please contact Cory D’Ambrosio at Cory.DAmbrosio@nationwidechildrens.org.

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