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2013 National Conference For Families & Professionals

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

The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for both families and professionals to learn about the most current guidance for addressing associated medical issues, developing approaches to care that integrate behavioral and medical approaches across the lifespan, and helping children and adolescents with ASD to have healthy and successful lives.

This conference is open to professionals (clinicians, psychologists, nurses, allied health professionals, educators, behavioral specialists and other professionals), and individuals and families affected by autism. Join us for the two-day program which features science sessions and targeted workshop sessions focused on medical issues and approaches to providing comprehensive and integrated care for individuals with ASD. This meeting is brought to you by Autism Speaks and educational partners Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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Conference Registration

To download a form to register by fax or mail, click here.

For more information on registering for the conference, click here.

 Keynote Speakers


Featured Keynotes

8:30am - Friday,
July 26, 2013
Keynote Address: "Creating a Fulfilling Life"
Stephen M. Shore, EdD
Assistant Professor, Adelphi University

8:05am – Saturday,
July 27, 2013
Keynote Address: "Understanding Medical Issues from Childhood to Young Adulthood"
Paul S. Carbone, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, University of Utah Health Care
Lead General Pediatrician, University of Utah Neurobehavioral H.O.M.E. Program

Learn more about our Keynote speakers here.


Exhibit in Columbus at the national conference on July 26-27, 2013. Exhibition times are Friday and Saturday from 7am-5pm. To download the Exhibitor Prospectus and Application, please click here.




Transportation & Accommodations


Conference Schedule

For more information on the conference venue and hotels in the local area, click here.


Click here to learn more about what you can expect to see presented for clinicians and families at the conference.


Complimentary Events


Family Events

Registered attendees are invited to complimentary events on the evenings of Thursday, July 25th and Friday, July 26th. For more information, click here.


Our conference is proud to offer a family friendly environment for attendees. For more information, click here.



2012 Conference, click here.

The inaugural conference took place on August 3-4, 2012 at The Hilton Columbus at Easton, Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the 2012 national conference was Treating the Whole Person with Autism: Providing Comprehensive Care for Children and Adolescents with ASD.


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For information regarding continuing education credit, please email Cory D’Ambrosio.