Our 24th annual Advances in Autism Conference will be a virtual event this year. Established in 1996, brings together academic, parent and community groups to participate in thoughtful and informative presentations. The goals of the conference are to teach attendees about recent advances in understanding autism – the causes, brain development, and current treatments.
This year, the Advances in Autism Conference will focus on Profound Autism.
Autism is a spectrum, affecting each person diagnosed with the disorder in unique ways. Individuals who are more severely affected may have a lack of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, sensory challenges, cognitive difficulties, and often have simultaneous conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety or gastrointestinal diseases.
Our accomplished speakers will help attendees further understand the needs of profoundly affected individuals to inform research and tailor support to help enable them to achieve their most fulfilling and joyful lives.
*If you are not available for the full day, or need to take a break to care for a loved one, you can catch up on any content that you missed! Recordings of the presentations will be made available for all ticket holders following the conference for six months.