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16-03-28-MN-Autism-Conf-v4Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the spectrum will join voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation while exchanging knowledge and ideas. The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place.

Visit this site often for the latest information on the 2017 autism event of the year. We currently are seeking CEUs for educators and providers who attend the conference, and the Call for Papers is open for those interested in presenting among an elete group of expert speakers including Temple Grandin, PhD; Steve Silberman; and Kerry Magro.

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2017 Conference Rates

SPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ONLY RATES

Wednesday Evening Keynote - Steve Silberman

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

Thursday Morning Keynote - Temple Grandin, PhD

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

Thursday Evening Keynote - Kerry Magro

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

Friday Morning Keynote - To Be Announced

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

DAILY RATES

Thursday* Only and Friday Only Day Rate

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $110 $135
Non-Member $140 $165
Person with ASD $35 $40

*Day Rate on Thursday includes Temple Grandin Keynote.

Saturday Only Half-Day Rate 

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $45 $55
Non-Member $55 $65
Person with ASD $15 $20

NEW! FULL CONFERENCE RATE (Best value - save $45!)
(includes all keynote presentations, Thursday and Friday all day, and Saturday half-day)

  By April 11 After April 11
AuSM Member $310 $335
Non-Member $390 $415
Person with ASD $100 $105

 

Call for Papers 2017 - Proposal Deadline is Nov. 14

The Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is open now through Nov. 14, 2016. Submit your proposal to present during the largest annual educational event for the Minnesota autism community. Suggested topics include but are not limited to positive behavior supports; siblings; managing behaviors; transition; sex; gender identity; early intervention; mental health (including anxiety, co-occurring diagnoses, PTSD and trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, etc.); employment; current research; Individual Education Plans (IEPs); emotion regulation; sensory integration; and social skills. The Minnesota Autism Conference Education Committee will evaluate proposals and contact those who submit proposals by Dec. 20, 2016.

Click here to download the Call for Papers 2017 proposal form.


Keynote Speakers Announced

2017 keynote speakers will include autism community icon, Temple Grandin, PhD (photo courtesy Rosalie Winard); Steve Silberman, best-selling author of Neurotribes (photo courtesy Keith Karraker); and Kerry Magro, award-winning disability advocate. More details and speakers will be announced soon.

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