April 17-19, 2024

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What To Expect at the Minnesota Autism Conference

Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis Airport, 2020 American Blvd. E. Bloomington, MN 55425
NEW name, same hotel
AuSMConf2023

The 29th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference will be held April 17-19, 2024 at the Hilton Doubletree Minneapolis Airport. We’re thrilled to offer another in-person conference with all of the latest information on autism, all in one place. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Dr. Devon Price and Dr. Paula Kluth, as well as breakout sessions tailored for all audiences including autistics, family members, educators, and professionals. Visit the AuSM Shop, gather information from key autism exhibitors, and spend your conference days networking and learning from expert speakers.

 

Pricing

Full Conference: Includes pre-conference and virtual access. 2 full days of breakouts and keynotes. Includes two lunches. Members: $295. Non-members: $395. Autistic Adult: $195. Foundational Workshop. Held 12:30-4:30 p.m. on April 17 Introductory content plus trending topics. Members: $95. Non-members: $125. Autistic Adult: $75. Virtual Content. Asynchronous access to 1 keynote and 8 breakout sessions. Available April 22-May 24. $125 for members, non-members, and autistic adults.

 

Scholarships are available for Minnesota residents. Apply for a scholarship through the registration form. If you work in Ramsey or Hennepin County, you may be eligible for a scholarship through the county to cover the full cost of the conference. Click below for details.
Ramsey County
Hennepin County

 

 

 

Conference Keynote Speakers

Dr. Paula Kluth

Thursday, April 18
8-9:30 a.m.

“You’re Going to Love This Kid”

Dr. Devon Price

Thursday, April 18
1:15-2:45 p.m.

The Future of Autistic Self-Advocacy: Self-Realization, Solidarity, and Growing Class Consciousness

Joyner Emerick

Friday, April 19
8-9:30 a.m.

Beyond Words: Exploring Autistic Multimodal Communication

AuSM is dedicated to making our events as accessible as possible. To help our participants feel more comfortable, we’ve created a document laying out the accommodations in place, those available when requested, and current barriers.

Click here to view a social narrative about the event.

See the Accessibility Guide

Foundational Workshop: Disability, Neurodivergence, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Join us on April 17 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for a workshop that lays the foundations to the rest of the week. We’ll start with Autism 101, a session that will help you to understand the experience of autistic individuals, and expand your idea of what ASD is. The second portion will cover currently trending topics in the autism world. The final hour will include small group discussions.

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Virtual Content

Eight select breakout sessions and Joyner Emerick’s keynote from the 2024 Minnesota Autism Conference will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing for one month (April 22-May 24, 2024) as part of your in-person registration for Minnesota’s conference.

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Continuing Education Credits

The Autism Society of Minnesota has submitted requests to provide CEUs for licensees under the following governing boards (CEU provider #CEP-911).

A crowded breakout room at the autism conference

  • MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/ LPCC)
  • MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MN Board of Psychology
  • MN Board of School Administrators
  • MN Board of Social Work

Regarding CEUs for MN Educators, the Professional Learning Renewal Opportunities (PELSB) and your local teacher association can assist with questions pertaining to qualifying conference session topics for relicensure. You can also consult PELSB Renewal Requirements Chart for a high-level overview of all requirements for MN Educator Licensing. The MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board does not have a singular application for CEU providers to seek approval to provide CEUs. Certificates of attendance will be provided to every attendee post-conference.

Who Should Attend

Autistics

The conference presents a great opportunity to meet your peers, learn more about services that can improve your life, trade strategies with other self-advocates, and even help expand people’s conceptions of what autism can look like. You’ll learn from autistic presenters, find resources and services, and connect with your community. 

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Educators

The Minnesota Autism Conference is a great place for educators to stay up to date on the latest best practices and research for autism. Connect with other educators and learn practical strategies that will help you with everything from behaviors to classroom management. You’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance for CE credits.

View the Guide

Family Members

The Minnesota autism conference presents opportunities to connect with other caregivers, meet adults on the spectrum, find new resources, and get revitalized! You’ll come away with new strategies, new resources, and a community of people who understand.

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Professionals

Autism professionals of all kinds come the Minnesota Autism Conference to learn new strategies, research, and ideas. You can earn CE credits, connect with colleagues, and gain practical skills.

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The Venue

The 2024 Minnesota Autism Conference is held at the Hilton Doubletree Minneapolis Airport, 2020 American Blvd. E. Bloomington, MN 55425. Your registration includes lunch on April 18 and 19, as well as complimentary coffee all three days.

To book a reduced rate of $159 per night, click below! To book by phone, call 952.854.7441, and ask for the AuSM Conference block of rooms.

 

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Sponsorship

 

You can become a part of this amazing event as a sponsor! 400+ caregivers, parents, educators, individuals with autism, professionals, and more participate. Throughout the event, there are more than 25 educational sessions presented by experts, including three keynote speakers. Participants come eager for resources; exhibits are open and busy throughout this three-day event.

Sponsor benefits include:

Conference Registrations

Exhibit Booth

Description in Program

2024 Sponsors

Presenting

Platinum

Silver

Bronze

Exhibit Booths

Printing Sponsor

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation: If an event or class is cancelled or postponed, AuSM will attempt to notify you via phone, using the phone number provided with your registration. We also will post notice of cancellations and postponements on www.ausm.org.

Cancellation by registrant: Refunds less a $25 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to info@ausm.org ten business days prior to the start of the event or class. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfer of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation by program organizer: AuSM reserves the right to cancel an event or class due to low registrations or other circumstances that make the event or class non-viable. If AuSM cancels an event or class, registrants will be offered a full refund. If the event or class is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event or class at the new, future date.