Welcome to the National Autism Conference

The 2021 conference will be 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 2. Anyone may watch free of charge.

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 Those We’ve Lost

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

Jack MichaelThe National Autism Conference lost another dear friend in November 2020. Dr. Jack Michael died on November 12, 2020, at the age of 94 years. Jack was a frequent presenter at our conference. He also served as a lecturer for the annual Penn State Applied Behavior Analysis course held in conjunction with the National Autism Conference.

Read about Jack’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