At this time, the National Autism Conference set for August 3–6 will still be held as scheduled. We are closely monitoring the situation with the community’s best interest in mind as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. If the program is canceled, we will notify you as soon as possible. For the latest Penn State updates and information, visit:


Welcome to the National Autism Conference

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.   

Conference Mission

The Autism conference provides comprehensive, evidence-based information to assist educators, other professionals, and families in developing effective educational programming for all students with autism spectrum disorders.

Who Should Attend

Family members, physicians, speech-language pathologists, administrators, higher-education faculty, general and special education professionals, early-intervention staff, related service personnel, behavioral health analysts/professionals, and anyone interested in autism spectrum disorders.

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

Future Conferences

August 3–6, 2020
August 2–5, 2021
August 1–4, 2022
July 31–August 3, 2023
August 5–8, 2024