Parking Information

Validated parking lots are the Sheraton Hotel Lot (directly under the hotel), and Garages North and South. The Tower Hill Garage will NOT be validated as it is not associated with the hotel. There will be 2 parking attendants dedicated to our event and able to help you at the info booth for the hotel garage if it is full. Tickets are validated at the coat check, next to registration tables on the third floor, ballroom level.

The 29th Annual Autism Conference

April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel


You're Invited!

Join Autism Connections and more than 400 professionals, educators, and families at the 29th Annual Autism Conference on April 23, 2019 at The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with the Exhibitor Showcase, breakfast and sign-in. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. and the conference concludes at 4:00 p.m.

Authors Gina (Terrasi) Gallagher and Patricia Terrasi, will deliver the morning Keynote Address. Gina and Patty are co-authors of the best-selling parenting book Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children.  The Keynote will be followed by morning and afternoon breakout sessions. General Registration - $125, Parents/caregivers and people with autism - $75, and Department of Developmental Services professionals - $100.

We hope to see you for a day of education, inspiration, and connection!

Please note that cancellations after April 9 are not eligible for refunds.
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Learn more about our Breakout Sessions

After you register, please print out your invoice, which will be in the box that says "View full order confirmation receipt". This will be particularly helpful if you are paying by Purchase Order, and need the invoice to start your payment process. The invoice will also remind you which breakout sessions you chose.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

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and to our Contributing Sponsors

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