Donate to Autistics Present Symposium

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Donate here: Click on Please Give, choose Autism Spectrum Navigators from the drop-down menu and type Autism Conference in the comments box.

Update: The second annual Symposium was also a success, and sold out as well, with a Live Stream audience, too! We need your support for 2018! Please donate if possible, and share with others.

The first and second annual Autistics Present Symposium were sold out, and we are planning next year’s Symposium to be held in October 2018. To see what it was all about, check out the 2017 conference schedule.

We received some wonderful praise for accessibility and content:

Wish all conference planners were today for – it’s a lesson in organizing a truly accessible conference.

BEST. CLOSING. KEYNOTE. EVER. Steven Universe singalong ending! Omg I love this community…

a beautiful conference that acknowledges that Autistic people are the REAL experts on autism! The BEST!

We need your help to make next year’s symposium just as accessible, and, to be able to Live Stream it so more people can attend!

Here’s the breakdown of costs from 2016:

Keynote Speakers $5000; Travel Scholarships for out-of-state presenters $2500;  Accommodations (CART, ASL interpreters) $5000; Meals $4000; Printing $800

Total cost $17,300

Donations & Registration Funds received: Sponsor donations $7500; Registration fees   $3800 (Thank you to our sponsors StimTastic, Office of Equity and Pluralism and Student Programs!)

Total received $11,300

Raising our Registration fees will help next year, but will also mean that we will need to provide more scholarships. Please help in any way that you can, and also help us seek other sponsors. Together, we can continue bringing #actuallyautistic presenters to our community, both near and far!

Donate here: Click on Please Give, choose Autism Spectrum Navigators from the drop-down menu and type Autism Conference in the comments box.

Last Updated October 30, 2017