Call for Poster Proposals

In order to highlight scientific and promising practices within educational programs serving students with autism, the conference seeks submissions for presentations for the conference poster session, which takes place on Wednesday, August 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (ET) during the conference.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 30

Note: It is recommended that you use a personal computer and your personal email address to submit your proposal. If this is not possible, please work with your employer’s IT department to resolve any firewall/security issues.

Submit Proposal

If your poster proposal is accepted, you will receive complimentary registration for yourself and one additional co-presenter. Please wait until you have learned if your poster is accepted before registering for the conference.

Poster Categories and Submission Criteria

Learn more about the three poster categories, review submission criteria, and see examples of prior submissions:

Selection Process

Proposals will undergo a blind review process by up to three reviewers. During the review, the committee may request additional information from the presenters and/or may reassign the poster to another category.

The poster review committee will communicate their decision to the primary presenter in approximately four weeks of the date that the application was submitted. It is the responsibility of the primary presenter to communicate this decision to his/her co-presenters.                            

Complimentary conference registration will be provided for the first two presenters listed in each accepted proposal.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Velcro is provided for mounting posters onto poster boards. Useable display area is 46″ x 46″. We recommend posters be 36″ x 46″ in either landscape or portrait layout.
  • Poster presentations will be most effective if they are organized into clearly defined sections such as title, author, author affiliation, abstract, background, methodology, data, results, conclusion, references. Exposition posters may include alternate sections such as program or practice description, evidence for the model or practice, and program outcomes.
  • Use 16-point lettering or larger for the title, author, and author affiliation.
  • As a general rule, the content of the poster should be readable from a distance of five feet.
  • Avoid difficult-to-read fonts.
  • Be concise in the presentation of content. Avoid wordy descriptions.
  • Design graphs, charts, and tables to show results. Avoid presenting too many variables on a single graph or chart.
  • Providing copies of the poster for those in attendance at the conference poster session is encouraged.