About the Conference
Since its inception in 2003, Milestones’ Annual Autism Conference has strived to be a forum that would best serve the needs of professionals, families, and individuals with ASD, serving the autism community. Over the years, the conference has grown from 400 to 1,000+ attendees, with more than 90 workshops and 50 exhibitors!
If you haven’t attended our conference in the past, attend one of our pre-conference workshops this spring to get a sample of the caliber of our conference speakers and presentations. Details on specific workshop topics and locations will be announced soon!
Who Should Attend the Conference?
Professionals have the unique opportunity to advance their knowledge at Northeast Ohio’s premier autism conference. World class speakers present on the most current research-based strategies and behavioral techniques. The conference offers CEUs in 11 different disciplines and attendees can often meet their continuing education requirements for an entire year by attending just one conference. With more than 90 presentations to choose from, professionals are apt to find content that is a perfect fit for their patients, clients, and students. Beyond the educational opportunity, the conference affords vast opportunities for networking with colleagues and clients.
Family Members and Caregivers
Our conference enables family members to choose from a wide variety of session topics to learn practical strategies for meeting and exceeding the challenges of autism. Learning “what works” from local and national experts can improve outcomes for children of all ages. The conference connects parents and caregivers to hundreds of trusted autism resources under one roof. One of the greatest benefits of family members attending the conference is that they get to meet others walking in their shoes and recognize that they certainly are not alone on their journey.
Individuals with ASD
Individuals with ASD benefit from their own specially-designed series of workshop topics such as transitioning to college, enhancing social skills, learning how to advocate for themselves, and succeeding in the work environment. Accommodations for individuals on the spectrum are available as necessary including a quiet lounge, visual schedules, and personal assistance selecting sessions. A networking lunch is also offered providing time to meet and make new friends.
Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers
Sponsors of the 16th Annual Milestones Autism Conference have multiple channels of outreach to a community that welcomes their support and services. Opportunities include recognition at the Conference and in promotional materials; local and regional media exposure; Conference registrations; and much more based on your sponsorship level.
On-site, exhibitors have the chance to engage face-to-face with more than 1000 attendees over a two-day period at the largest autism-related conference in Northeast Ohio.