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A Whole Life:
The Empowered Journey

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield, MA 

Also available online through Socio
8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. 

This year we are excited to be back in person! We will also offer online access to ensure accessibility to all who can benefit from this information-packed conference.

The day-long educational conference brings together agency and education professionals, families, parents, caregivers, individuals with autism, sponsors and exhibitors to build knowledge, inspire and make meaningful connections. The schedule includes Keynote Speakers Jennifer O’Toole, the “autism expert” on Netflix’s “Love On the Spectrum,” and bestselling female author of any single book in the genre; and Andrew Arboe, Founder of Driving with Autism and specializes on helping autistic drivers and their families pursue driving as a transportation option. He additionally reaches out to various autism/disability/neurodiversity organizations to start collaborations on empowering the community.

2023 pricing to come, check back soon for tickets!

Ticket Pricing

Early Bird

*In-person event only;
sale until January 15, 2023

$50

Families, individuals with autism

$100

Professionals

  • $50 off regular ticket price
  • Free parking for first 35 Early Bird reservations
  • Includes in-person ticket plus full virtual event access
  • In-person Exhibitor Showcase
  • Printed program guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks

Virtual Access Only

*Full access to virtual event

$75

Families, individuals with autism

$125

Professionals

  • Full online access (Welcome remarks, Keynotes and Breakout Sessions.) 
  • Exhibitor pages with links and content

In-Person

*Includes full virtual access

$100

Families, individuals with autism

$150

Professionals

  • Includes in-person ticket plus full virtual event access
  • In-person Exhibitor Showcase
  • Printed program guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer O'Toole

The "autism expert" on Netflix's "Love On the Spectrum," Jennifer is the bestselling female author of any single book in the genre and an award-winning international speaker, celebrated in the press as a "role model of positivity" whose insights touch hearts, lighten spirits, and broaden minds.

Andrew Arboe

Founder of Driving with Autism and specializes on helping autistic drivers and their families pursue driving as a transportation option. He found his path on driving because of his personal experiences learning how to drive, while autistic. Additionally, he reaches out to various autism/disability/neurodiversity organizations to start collaborations on empowering the community.

“It really doesn’t matter where your loved one with autism is on the spectrum because the journey is different for everyone. What I know for sure is I need support and community around every corner. This conference gives me both.”
-Parent

Breakout Sessions

A short introduction to your team members and why their background should inspire potential clients’ confidence.

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Sponsorship
Opportunities

Take the first step today by making your commitment to sponsor the 2023 Autism Connections Conference.

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Thank you for your generous donations to support the Autism Connections Conference.

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