The 2020 National Autism Conference will be held as a virtual conference with presentations available for viewing beginning Monday, August 3. Anyone may watch the sessions free of charge. However, in order to receive CEU/contact hours for 2020 for watching sessions, you must Register for Remote Attendance.

Register for Remote Attendance

Watch Sessions for Free!

If you do not need professional hours/CEUs, you do not need to register.

  • You may watch all recorded sessions and view presentation handouts free of charge through the schedule.

Register to Earn Professional Hours/CEUs

If you would like to earn professional hours/CEUs (for Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Psych, Social Work, Infant/Toddler, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy) by watching recorded sessions, you must register for remote attendance by 5:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, August 28. 

Requirements for earning professional hours/CEUs

Penn State Certificate of Attendance: Each conference participant who completes all requirements will be provided a certificate of attendance indicating the number of hours and Penn State CEUs earned. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on a standard of 1 unit per 10 hours of classroom instruction.

Important notes: 

  • Recorded sessions and presentation handouts will be available for viewing through the schedule beginning Monday, August 3.
  • You must enter your license/certification number(s) when you register.
  • Group rates are not available for this conference.
Fees
Audience Criteria Cost
Pennsylvania parents/guardians  For those living with ASD and requiring accreditations $0 (fees waived)
Pennsylvania public educators This does not include educators or professionals contracted through private agencies for public services

Must be employed at any PA public school district, intermediate unit, approved private school, or charter school

$0 (fees waived)
Other Pennsylvania professionals All other agencies, medical providers, mental health providers, or private schools $150
Out-of-state professionals Professionals outside of Pennsylvania By July 30: $375

After July 30: $450

Online Registration (Recommended) — deadline extended to August 28

You can register online (with a credit card). Accepted credit cards are American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. 

Register Online

  • You may not use your Penn State account to register anyone other than yourself.
  • If you are registering someone else, an account must be created with their name and information.

For help with online registration, please review these step-by-step instructions.

Printable Registration Form

If you need to pay with a check, money order, credit card, purchase order, or letter of authorization from your employer or sponsoring organization, please download the Printable Registration Form (PDF). Purchase orders or checks (payable to “Penn State”) must include registration forms for each individual. For reference, Penn State’s Federal ID Number is 24-6000376.

Deadline

All remote attendance registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. (ET), Friday, August 28 – extended deadline. All requirements for CEUs must be completed in full by Friday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).

Confirmation

Penn State Conferences will confirm your registration. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Refunds

If your request to withdraw is received by Friday, July 17, we can issue a partial refund. Send your written request by fax to 814-863-5190 or by email to autism@outreach.psu.edu. An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for each withdrawal.

Substitutions

Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may identify a substitute. A full refund will be issued after the substitution registration has been completed. A registration form and full payment by the substitute are required. Substitutes are eligible to register at the same fee.