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2013 National Conference - Transportation & Accommodations


Autism Speaks
National Conference for Families and Professionals
Treating the Whole Person with

Autism: Care Across The Lifespan

Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Hilton Columbus at Easton
Columbus, Ohio







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Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the state capital, 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.

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Port Columbus International Airport, located just 10 minutes from the Hilton Columbus at Easton, is served by 10 airlines and their regional affiliates, providing 350 daily arrivals and departures serving  35 destinations on a non-stop basis and hundreds of additional cities on a direct or connecting basis.  Major carriers include AirTran, Air Canada Express, American, American, Delta, Southwest, United 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 $19-22. 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, Cardinal Transportation and Urban Express Transportation. Cost varies based on the number of passengers and the distance. Reservations are recommended.

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A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. The room rate is $144 per night. The Hilton Columbus is a AAA 4-Diamond, full service, upscale, suburban hotel located in the heart of Easton Town Center; excellent shopping, entertainment and dining are literally steps away. Visit for more information about local facilities and amenities.

The hotel features The Dining Room, a signature full service restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cappuccino’s Coffee Bar offers Starbucks coffee and sweet treats. In the evening, the lobby lounge features piano entertainment. The Easton Sports Club features the latest games on large plasma TVs, 2 pool tables, comfortable furnishings  and an excellent menu. 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 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, OH  43219
Telephone: (614) 414-5000
Toll Free: 1-800-Hiltons

Courtyard by Marriot Columbus Easton
Located at Easton Town Center
3900 Morse Crossing
Columbus, OH 43219
Telephone: (614) 416-8000

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

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The Hilton Columbus at Easton, our conference host hotel, is located in the heart of Easton Town Center. Easton Town Center is the Midwest's premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. With its unique village setting, large public spaces, plazas and abundant free parking, Easton is home to an eclectic assortment of restaurants, entertainment venues, exclusive retailers and a 30-screen movie theater. Close to home. Far from ordinary.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, noon-6 pm.


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Contact Us:
For questions about the conference, email: Autism Speaks
For information regarding continuing education credit, please email Cory D’Ambrosio.
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