2016 Conference: Autism Through the Ages

March 11-12, 2016

Hilton University Place in Charlotte

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Join us to hear from nationally and internationally recognized speakers, including Dr. Geri Dawson and Katherine Davlantis from the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. We are excited to bring together self-advocates, families, and professionals for two days of information sharing and networking.



  • Sleep and Feeding Issues in Kids and Adults with Autism: Creating Successful Outcomes
  • Early Start Denver Model: The Science and Theory Behind the Treatment
  • Early Start Denver Model: Clinical Applications and Practical Strategies for Implementation
  • Making the Transition from High School to Adulthood a Positive Experience
  • Your Dependent with Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure
  • Social Skills Programming: Practical Strategies
  • Creating Accepting Communities: What One Person Can Do
  • Staying Safe: What You Need to Know
  • What Matters Most: Meaningful Preparation for Life

As is tradition, we will close the conference with a presentation from the autism perspective on acceptance and living with autism. Click here for detailed schedule information.


Click here for information on conference fees and financial assistance. Registration includes:

  • Sessions
  • Handouts
  • Continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch
  • Exhibit Hall featuring organizations, service providers, and vendors


Continuing education units will be offered at an additional cost of $35 per day and can be purchased in advance or at the conference. The Charlotte AHEC is our Educational Partner for the 2016 conference and will have staff on site to answer  questions.

Overnight rooms at the Hilton are available at a discounted rate of $99 per night plus taxes and fees through February 16 or when the room block is full. Click here for hotel information.