Annual Conference

MN-Autism-conference logo w date v1April 27-30, 2016

Plan to attend AuSM's 21st Annual Minnesota Autism Conference where you will learn from keynote speakers, cutting-edge break out session topics, colleagues, parents, therapists, educators, professionals and individuals on the spectrum. Get all of the latest information on autism, all in one place. Visit the AuSM Bookstore, gather information from key autism exhibitors, and spend your conference days learning from high-calibur speakers.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

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2016 Conference Pricing

Conference Options AuSM Member Non-Member Indivdual with Autism
Wed. Evening Keynote $40 $50 $10
Thursday Full Day $105 $135 $30
After April 15 $130 $160 $30
Thurs. Evening Keynote $40 $50 $10
Friday Full Day $105 $135 $30
After April 15 $130 $160 $30
Saturday Half Day $40 $50 $10
After April 15 $50 $60 $10

Registration will open soon!

Thank you, 2015 Minnesota Autism Conference participants! 

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  • Welcome to the 20th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference.
  • Resources about AuSM's programs and services and the AuSM staff were available throughout the conference.
  • The AuSM Bookstore was a popular destination for conference participants.
  • Dr. James Coplan shared the latest in clinical and bench research, including mechanisms of causation of autism, clinical presentation and treatment to a packed ballroom.
  • Patrick Schwarz, PhD opened day two of the conference with his keynote presentation sponsored by West Metro Learning Connections, Inc., "From Possibility to Success: Achieving Successful Outcomes".
  • Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC sponsored Thursday's lunch for participants.
  • Dr. Barb Luskin, along with panelists Robert Walz and Margaret Andreini, presented "Labeling: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis" to an engaged crowd in the DoubleTree ballroom.
  • John Miller, sponsored by Minnesota Life College presented "Decoding Dating".
  • Kari Dunn Buron, sponsored by St. David's Center, presented "Ain't Just Misbehavin': The Emerging Debate for Educators About the Neuroscience of Challenging Behavior".
  • Saturday of conference was tailored for transition-age individuals and adults with autism and focused on employment and life skills-focused sessions.