The Autism Society’s 47th Annual National Conference and Exposition will be held July 13-16, 2016 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. Be a part of the biggest autism conference in the United States! If you wish to submit a proposal to present at one or more sessions at our 2016 conference, please note the following important information:
Submissions will only be accepted via the Autism Society Online Abstract System.
A disclosure form (identifying potential conflicts of interest) will be required for all presentations. Please note the Autism Society conference presentations cannot promote or advertise a commercial product or service without disclosure. All presentations will be permitted at the discretion of the Autism Society.
The Call for Papers has been extended through January 18th, 2016, 11:59 pm PT.
The Autism Society uses People First language; however with respect for those in the community who prefer identity first language, each person / presenter may choose for themselves. When preparing your proposal, keep in mind the audience is professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum, family members and advocates. Your presentation must encompass something for everyone and language should reflect the diversity of our conference attendees.
A Long and Winding Road: An Examination Of the Transition Process for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Peer Mediated Supports for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Strong Learning Objectives have three distinguishing characteristics: (1) observable, (2) measurable, (3) must match the content of your proposal as described in your title, description, and content plan.
Encouragement of using active verbs that indicate what will be taught, demonstrated, or experienced. Here are examples of action verbs: Identify, summarize, list, describe, differentiate, discuss, compute, predict, explain, demonstrate, utilize, analyze, design, select, create, plan, assess, compare, critique, write, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, compile, revise. The following are three examples of well-written learning objectives using active verbs:
Participants who attend this presentation will be able to:
The description must provide and be reflective of your title and your content plan. A session description should get the reader to say, "Hmm, that sounds interesting." Choose the right words to accurately describe the session, pull readers in and get them to commit to attending the session and see the benefits of the presentation. This description is what attendees will see in the conference program book.
For Continuing Education Sessions only:
Select one or more Continuing Education Credits you feel your submission would apply for. Click here to better understand applicable criteria for Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)TM CE Credits.
If the people associated with your proposal have submitted with the Autism Society in the past, there is a good chance that we already have the name and contact information you would enter in our database. Type in the last name of the presenter and let us search for it. Select the right name and contact information if we find it for you, or fill it in yourself in the form provided. In addition to contact information, please provide a biographical sketch for each presenter, in 50 words maximum.
Presenter(s) and co-author listing must include credentials( Ph.D., etc.) Here is an example of a bio:
Note: presenters submitting a presentation for a Continuing Education session must include a CV/Resume, 100 words maximum
Submitting a session proposal is a step by step process. It is recommended that you prepare your written content before in a word document and then copy and paste your content into the appropriate fields. You must complete the first step to proceed to the second step, and so on. Proposals may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.
Submitters and presenters will receive automatic email messages with links back to the submitted proposal as proposal is being entered.
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