Conference Proposal Submission

The Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia, will specifically focus on the best thinking in the autism community and will provide practical strategies relevant to individuals living with autism and their family members. This state-wide conference will offer educational and engaging forums for professionals, parents, and self-advocates. The purpose of the conference is to translate research and best practices into sustainable community practices that contribute to independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with autism and their families.

We are now accepting proposals for scientific posters and facilitated lunch discussion topics.

We are interested in receiving proposals from individuals living with autism or those who support individuals with autism including psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, counselors, teachers, behavior analysts, researchers, occupational therapists, physical therapist, parents, entrepreneurs, nurses, medical doctors, early interventionists and policymakers.

Poster Session and Reception:

Anyone researching an autism-related topic is welcome to present a scientific poster on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm. You are welcome to use a poster recently presented at an autism-related scientific conference (e.g., IMFAR) or have prepared for upcoming conferences. Posters must fit a display size of 44” tall by 72” wide.

Poster setup is first come, first serve between 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm in the Student Center Ballroom.

Facilitated Lunch Discussion

Anyone considered a content expert in an autism-related topic is welcome to facilitate a discussion with up to 10 conference attendees on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Prepare at least 2-3 questions or learning objectives for your discussion.

Copies of documents or supplemental materials are highly encouraged, but not required.

The Commitee Invites Proposals That:

  • Explore issues important to individuals with autism and their families
  • Address current challenges faced by professionals and community members and are solution-oriented
  • Present evidence-based on or supported by research
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Target individuals with autism and their family members
  • Target new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals

*Conference registration is required for all accepted poster presenters and discussion facilitators to participate.

If you have any questions please contact David Elsea at acega@gsu.edu.