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    National Autism Conference

    Providing comprehensive, evidence-based information to assist educators, other professionals, and families.


Welcome to the National Autism Conference

The 2020 conference is now being offered as a virtual opportunity as part of our efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. Sessions will be available for viewing beginning Monday, August 3. Anyone may watch free of charge.

View the archived sessions from the 2019 conference. Visit the conference archives to discover videos, presentations, and schedules from past years.

Conference Partners

This conference is made possible by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education in partnership with Penn State Outreach and the Penn State College of Education.

Penn State offers online programs in behavior analysis through Penn State World Campus, including a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Master of Education in Special Education with emphases in autism or applied behavior analysis. 

Remembering Jose

Jose Martinez-DiazOn September 22, 2020, the National Autism Conference lost a dear friend. It is with sadness that we report that Jose Martinez-Diaz has passed away. While his booming laugh and lively story telling will be missed from the halls of the Penn Stater, his legacy will continue to influence our efforts for years to come.

Read about Jose’s legacy

Pennsylvania Department of Education Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

Future Conferences

August 2–5, 2021
August 1–4, 2022
July 31–August 3, 2023
August 5–8, 2024