Autism Society of America’s 49th Annual Conference Focuses on Quality of Life

Milwaukee, June 1, 2017 – The Autism Society of America is gearing up for its 49th Annual National Conference to be held July 12-15 in Milwaukee. This year’s conference offers attendees 88 sessions to choose from, ranging across every stage of life and presented by experts from across the country. The conference focuses on improving quality of life for those affected by autism through 15 Quality of Life Outcomes.

Temple Grandin recently shared her thoughts on the Autism Society of America’s Annual National Conference, stating that their “conferences lend insight into the world of autism and its effect on millions of people. Parents can find hope, while individuals gain courage to achieve life goals and overcome challenges.”

Being an honorary board member of the Autism Society, Grandin also remarked on the long history of the Autism Society supporting the autism community. “The Autism Society of America has changed countless people’s lives through its years of service to the autism community,” Grandin remarked.

The 2017 Autism Society conference will feature keynote speaker John Elder Robison, and three unique keynote panels of self-advocates, parents of individuals on the spectrum, and professionals working with individuals on the spectrum, all discussing what quality of life means to them. The three keynote panels will be moderated by Barry Prizant, Judy Endow and Stephen Shore.

Walk Around Julia, Sesame’s Street new friend with autism, will also be at the conference, visiting with attendees and making new friends.

A total of 19.2 type 2 BCBA CE Units are available, including 3 Type 2 BCBA CE units in Ethics by Dr. Jack Scott – Executive Director of the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the BCBA Preconference (additional registration required) on Wednesday July 12th.

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ABOUT THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA: The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism since 1965 and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.

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