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Educational Conferences

Best Practices in Autism Conference

March 8, 2024

McKimmon Conference Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606

The Building the Foundation: Best Practices in Autism conference hosted by the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) on March 8, was a big success with more than 300 participants, including educators, caregivers, parents of autistic individuals, and adults with autism joining ASNC from across the state. The all-day conference featured presentations by accomplished professionals in the field of autism and provided participants with valuable insights, current research findings, and concrete resources to guide and support individuals with autism.

Visit our conference blog for more details including links to our speaker presentations.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s ASNC conference a success. Look for information about next year’s conference later this summer.


About 2024 Conference Registration

Early-bird prices in effect through February 8, 2024.
Registration ends March 1, 2024, or when we reach capacity.

There are three (3) rate categories (Autistic Adult, Parent/Caregiver, and Professional). Fees include:

Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
Access to sessions and Exhibit Hall featuring organizations, service providers, and vendors
PDF downloads of presentation slides
Certificate of Attendance (if requested) for 5.5 hours

Lodging – There are a variety of hotel options near the McKimmon Center.
Click here to see a list of area hotels and corporate/discount codes.

To view the agenda and FAQs visit the conference Eventbrite page.


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Speakers & Topics:

  • Brian Boyd, PhD– Evidence Based Practices: What Works and Where to Start
  • Nancy PopkinĀ – Make it Visual! is Not Just a Mantra
  • Cassie Fraser-Ball, OTR/LĀ – Sensory Regulation for Real Life
  • Whitney Sukonick, MA, LPA, BCBA, Clinical Director & Louise Southern, PhD, BCBA, LBA, Associate Clinical Director, ASNC – Behavior: Challenging Our Assumptions
  • Autistic Adult Panel – Recapping the Day and Personal Perspectives

To view the full agenda click here.

Early Bird Rates: (per person, deadline is midnight, February 8, 2024 or when seats sell out)

  • Parent/Caregiver/Teacher – $125
  • Autistic Adult – $100
  • Professional – $175

Regular Rate: (available February 9- March 1, or until sold out)

  • Parent/Caregiver/Teacher – $150
  • Autistic Adult – $125
  • Professional – $200

Payment Options:

  • Forms of payment for online registration include credit cards and purchase orders (school, government, and non-profit organizations).
  • If you need to be billed/invoiced (only for MCOs, school districts, and/or government or educational institutions) follow these steps:
    • During the checkout process, when asked “Do you need to pay by invoice?” choose “Yes.”
    • Be sure to enter/include the billing contact information (name, address, email, and phone #).
    • If prompted for your company information include the company to be billed.
  • Innovations Waiver Natural Supports Education Funding – If you or your child receive Innovations Waiver funding through Medicaid, the Natural Supports Education funding component of the waiver can provide funds to attend conferences. Contact your MCO Care Manager/Coordinator to update your annual plan and receive help with submitting your registration.
  • Send purchase orders to dlaxton@autismsociety-nc.org or fax to 919-882-8661 and ASNC will send an invoice by email.
  • If you need to print a registration form, click here
  • Jean Wolff-Rossi Fund for Participant Involvement – Through the Rossi Fund, individuals with I/DD and their family members can receive reimbursement for specific expenses for seminars and conferences designed to improve their knowledge, networking, and skill levels for advocacy. The fund is an initiative of the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities. Learn more and apply online here.

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If you are interested in learning about opportunities to connect with our attendees, contact David Laxton at 919-865-5063 or dlaxton@autismsociety-nc.org.