Student Volunteer Summer Teaching Experience

No Student Volunteers for 2021

Due to the virtual nature of this year’s conference, we will not be accepting applications for student volunteer summer teaching experience.

The National Autism Conference offers college students a unique opportunity to take advantage of conference presentations and gain experience hours working with students on the autism spectrum. We are looking for up to 10 highly motivated student volunteers to work with children with autism during the conference.

Details and Eligibility

We are looking for student volunteers interested in gaining experience working with children with autism at the Children’s Institute held during PaTTAN’s National Autism Conference August 3–6, 2020, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to gain experience working with children with autism and partake in your choice of conference sessions presented by internationally known experts in the field of autism!

We need:

  • Ten highly motivated student volunteers who are energetic and enjoy a summer camp atmosphere to work with children with autism during the National Autism Conference.
  • Volunteers must be working toward a degree in education, child development, special education, psychology, social work, or other human service field.
  • Volunteers must submit copies of Act 34, Act 151, and Act 114 clearances by the start of the conference.


  • Complimentary conference registration.
  • Complimentary hotel stay during the week of the National Autism Conference if you live more than 30 miles from the conference location.
  • A daily food stipend during the conference up to per diem expense.
  • Mileage reimbursement if you live more than 30 miles from the conference location.
  • Certificate of completion for successful completion of the volunteer position.
  • Hours count toward your work experience requirement.
  • Volunteers will work with children ½ day and attend the National Autism Conference for ½ day.

Time commitment:

  • One full day training on Autism and instructional practices.
  • Planning and preparation with the child care teams mid-July at IU 10.
  • Four full days at the National Autism Conference, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact Amiris DiPuglia at if you have any additional questions.