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25thAnnualConfLogo2020UPDATEPlan to attend the 25th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference to be held April 29-May 2, 2020.

During the 25th Anniversary of AuSM’s Minnesota Autism Conference, we will join our voices as a passionate community to inspire learning, hope, and innovation. Experts, parents, caregivers, educators, paraprofessionals, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the spectrum will have a platform to connect, collaborate, advocate, and educate. Be sure to visit our Steps of Possibilities Gallery, read positive stories, and gain advice from autistic adults in our community. Also, join us in wearing red on Thursday, April 30, in your show of support for Autism Acceptance.

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Pkwy.
Minnetonka, MN 55343


The 25th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference will feature four prominent keynote speakers. Wednesday Evening: Haley Moss sponsored by Minnesota Independence College and Community; Thursday Morning: Kari Dunn Buron sponsored by St. David's Center; Thursday Evening: Dwayne Ballen sponsored by Lifeworks; and Friday Morning: Loui Lord-Nelson, PhD sponsored by MN LEND.

Click here to review the detailed conference schedule.


Autism Community Day - May 2, 2020

As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration of the conference, AuSM will open the exhibit hall and AuSM Bookstore to our community for FREE access on Saturday, May 2 from 7:30-11 a.m. At 9 a.m., we will recognize our retiring Camp Hand in Hand directors, Wendy McNeil and Todd Schwartzberg. Autism Community Day is free, but registration is required (does not include Saturday breakout sessions).


2020 Conference Registration Rates

Full Conference Rate
AuSM Member: $320
Non-Member: $400
Person with ASD: $110

Wednesday or Thursday Evening Keynote Only
AuSM Member: $55
Non-Member: $65
Person with ASD: $25

Thursday or Friday Only Day Rate
AuSM Member: $120
Non-Member: $150
Person with ASD: $55

Saturday Only Half-Day Rate
AuSM Member: $55
Non-Member: $65
Person with ASD: $25

Registration will be open in February. The 25th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is expected to sell out. Please plan to register early.

Note: Due to our new 2020 forms system, when you join AuSM, you will not be assigned an AuSM Membership number. If you are registering for an activity that requires AuSM Membership (summer camp programs) or offers a lower rate for AuSM Members (annual conference registration), AuSM will confirm your membership status while processing your payment. 

Conference Hotel - Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
To reserve a room at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest at the special autism conference rate of $124 per night, please click here. To ensure the reduced rate, room nights for the conference must be booked by Wednesday, April 8.

Beome a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser at the 25th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference!

  • Bringing the community together for four days of learning, networking, and resource gathering.
  • 700+ caregivers, parents, educators, individuals with autism, professionals, and more participate.
  • More than 35 educational sessions presented by experts, including four keynote speakers.
  • Participants come eager for resources; exhibits are open and busy throughout the four-day event.

Click here for more information.

Platinum Sponsor

ACCRA logo

Overall Supporting Organization


GOLD/Lunch Sponsors

Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC

SILVER/Keynote Sponsors

Lifeworks Services
Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC)
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development

BRONZE Break Sponsor

Schromen Law, LLC
Skills Autism Therapy and Parent Enrichment

Print Sponsor

Allegra Downtown St. Paul

2020 Exhibitors

Autism Advocacy & Law Center
Autism S.O.S.
Best Care
GT Independence
Lifeworks Services
Lions United Fitness Center
Make Great Light
MN Disability Determination Services
Minnesota Independence College & Community (MICC)
Partners in Community Supports (PICS)
Placement Partners MN Inc.
QBS, Inc.
REM Minnesota
Schromen Law, LLC
Southdale Transportation Services Inc.
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development
Talk to Me Technologies
Therapy OPS