Since 1965, the Autism Society has embraced its mission to make a better world for all with autism. Shortly after its founding, the Autism Society held an inaugural national conference to discuss the state of children with ASD in America. This meeting brought together parents of children with ASD to share resources, experiences and develop strategies to be effective advocates for their children

Today, the Autism Society’s annual conference represents one of the largest gathering of autism families, service providers, educators, policymakers and key allies in the disability community. Each year, the Autism Society’s annual conference and exposition features a keynote presentation, multiple breakout sessions, a conference exhibit hall with autism resources and networking opportunities with conference attendees from around the nation. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to the Autism Society National Conference.

46th Annual Autism Society National Conference


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July 8 – 11, 2015

Connect, Learn, Advocate, and Thrive: 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference
Save the Date for our 46th Annual Autism Society National Conference and join us in Denver, Colorado on July 8 – 11, 2015. Please stay tuned and follow our Facebook page, Twitter and website for more updates and information on next year’s conference.

Online Registration is now open. General conference registration includes access to the Exhibit Hall, Keynote Sessions, breakout sessions, and online access to all conference session recordings after the conference. For questions, please contact


Call for Papers for the 2015 Autism Society National Conference

The Autism Society is accepting proposals for its 46th Autism Society National Conference and Exposition Submissions should include high quality proposals and “how to” strategies and evidence-based research as often as possible, addressing a full range of issues facing individuals living with autism and their families. Click here to submit an online proposal.The Autism Society encourages presenters of all backgrounds to apply. Deadline: January 18, 2015.


I See What You Mean - Kevin Moloney for the New York Times

“I See What You Mean”
by Kevin Moloney for the New York Times”

“I See What You Mean”

We’d like to introduce you to “I See What You Mean,” also known as the big blue bear peeking into the Denver Colorado Convention Center’s lobby. The sculpture, created by local artist Lawrence Argent, was installed in 2005 and stands forty feet tall. Although the artwork brings an element of whimsy to the convention center, it respects the important events that take place inside. Mr. Argent focused on what it is like to be a resident in Denver when a convention is taking place. “I’m always interested in what might be going on in there, the exchange of information, ideas, and ideologies but there’s never really any indication from the outside what’s going on inside.”

I See What You MeanWe look forward to seeing you at the Autism Society’s 46th Annual National Conference & Exposition where you can gain practical strategies from leading speakers and experience this can’t miss photo opportunity in the Mile High City. Conference attendees are provided with an extraordinary program and the opportunity to connect with the entire autism community and learn from differing experiences and perspectives. Let’s show that bear that there is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to support one another, celebrate, and share ideas, stories and hope.