A List of Autism Conferences in 2010

I recently wrote an article for Suite 101 with details about several autism conferences in 2010 including the Autism Society of America’s National Conference and Expo, the Defeat Autism Now!/Autism Research Institute conferences, as well as the Autism Today conference in Canada. I am following up here with a more comprehensive listing of autism conferences in 2010. If you’re planning ahead for next year, check out my List of Autism Conferences in 2011.


January 12, 2010 – Dr. Stephen Shore: Understanding Asperger’s and Self-Advocacy and Self-Disclosure in Lenox, MA. Call Jon Hed at (413) 243-0710 xt 22 for more information.

January 22, 2010 – Future Horizons’ Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome Conference in Atlanta, GA. (800) 489-0727

January 22-24, 2010 – Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 4th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. (269) 492-9310.

January 24, 2010 – Milestones Family & Professional Workshop: Early Learn “Catch Up” Strategies Part 1 – Social Skills in Beachwood, OH. (216) 464-7600

January 29-31, 2010 – 17th Annual Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Conference in Lake Mary, FL. Call Laurie at (888) 558-1908 for more information.

January 30-31, 2010 Milestones Respite Training: Using Behavioral Strategies in Beachwood, OH. (216) 464-7600


February 5, 2010 – Future Horizons’ Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome Conference in Austin, TX. (800) 489-0727

February 6-7, 2010 – Defeat Autism Now! Winter 2010 Clinician’s Conference in Tampa, FL. (877) 644-1184

February 6-7, 2010 – 4th Annual Anaheim Autism/Asperger’s Conference in Anaheim, CA. (562) 804-5516 or (480) 831-2047

February 17-20, 2010 – 47th Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America International Conference in Baltimore, MD. (412) 341-1515

February 18-20, 2010 – California Association for Behavior Analysis 28th Annual Conference in Irvine, CA. conference@calaba.org

February 19, 2010 – Perspectives on Autism: Family is Important in Rockville, MD. (866) 326-4864

February 26, 2010 – Future Horizons’ Sensory Conference in New Orleans, LA. (800) 489-0727


March 26-28, 2010 – Autism Today: Hope, Healing & Possibilities: A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Autism in Edmonton, Alberta. (866) 928-8476


April 8-11, 2010 – Defeat Autism Now! Spring 2010 Conference for Parents, Caregivers & Clinicians in Baltimore, MD. (877) 644-1184

April 30, 2010 – Green Tree Partnerships & La Salle University’s Autism Spectrum Disorder: Focus on the Family conference in Philadelphia, PA. (215) 843-4528


May 14, 2010 – Future Horizons’ Sensory Conference in Baltimore, MD. (800) 489-0727

May 24-30, 2010 – AutismOne/Generation Rescue 2010 Conference in Chicago, IL.


June 22, 2010 – Milestones Autism/Asperger’s Conference in Cleveland, OH. (216) 464-7600.


July 7-10, 2010 – Autism Society of America’s 2010 National Conference and Expo in Dallas, TX. (800) 328-8476

July 22-23, 2010 – Future Horizons’ Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome SuperConference in Dixon, IL. (800) 489-0727


August 13-14, 2010 – Pasadena “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference in Pasadena, CA. (562) 804-5516 or (480) 831-2047


September 18-19, 2010 – Arizona “Back to School” Autism/Asperger’s Conference in Phoenix, AZ. (562) 804-5516 or (480) 831-2047


October 7-10, 2010 – Defeat Autism Now! Fall 2010 Conference for Parents, Caregivers & Clinicians in Long Beach, CA. (877) 644-1184

October 21, 2010 – Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Springfield/Philadelphia, PA

October 22, 2010CARD Canada Autism Conference in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

October 28, 2010 – Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Nashua, NH


November 4, 2010 – Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Sugar Loaf, NY

November 5-6, 2010 – Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference in Omaha, NE

November 16-17, 2010 – Private training for military families, military advocates, etc at Travis AFB in California.


December 8, 2010 – Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Oklahoma City, OK

FALL 2010

Date TBD – 3rd Annual New York City Autism/Asperger’s Conference – Educating & Healing Children with Autism. (562) 804-5516 or (480) 831-2047

If you know of a conference not listed here, please contact me so that I can include it in my list. Thanks!

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  1. I gave your list to many parents of children with Autism at a social networking site for 4 Paws for Ability (and a few other sites as well), and here’s what Marcy Finn said, “Thanks! Great list! There is an Autism Symposium on March 13, 2010 in Reading Pa at Alvernia University from 8am – 3pm, featuring John Elder Robison as keynote speaker. He wrote a book about his own living experience with autism called Look Me In the Eye He is the brother of Augusten Burroughs and was not diagnosed until age 40 with Asperger’s Disorder. Fantastic book, amazing man! Wonderful conference. We went last year and learned soooo much! Hope this is helpful!”

  2. Thanks for posting the schedules, so thoughtful of you. I would really love to attend one of those conferences if my work schedule permits.

  3. I need help to know a conference through which I can give an oral presentation on my work on “Metabolic markers on saudi autistics”


  4. Thanks for this service. It is super cool to find so many people helping all of us stay connected through conferences, FB, blogs, etc. I’m involved in a females with ASD conference and hope other women will like to join the event, so I’ve included the info. below.
    Go Team ASD!
    Liane Holliday Willey

    ~Exhaling Beauty: an Evening Celebrating Females on the Autism Spectrum~

    with Liane Holliday Willey, EdD, Rudy Simone and Shana Nichols, PhD

    When: Sept 18, 2010 6-10pm.

    Where: The Hotel Monaco, 501 Geary Street, San Francisco, California 94102 ph: 415 292-0100

    Cost: Tickets are $45-55 and valet parking will be available at reduced rates.

    What: The evening will consist of three individual presentations by Liane, Shana and Rudy, with book signing to follow. Meet and greet the authors and other attendees while sipping wine and looking at great Aspie-created art.

    Exhaling Beauty is the first event hosted by Celebrate Female ASD. An evening of inspiration, art, and celebration, Exhaling Beauty aims to share and showcase the talents, experiences, and spirit of the female ASD community.

    Please go to http://www.celebratefemaleasd.com/ to purchase tickets online. Space is limited to 150 people.


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