The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference


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BEST AT Forum for Families and Professionals

New for 2017! 

The BEST AT Forum is a special event within OCALICON that focuses on braille literacy, assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired, the AT assessment process, and more. Exhibitor table displays on Thursday and Friday showcase the latest products, services, and solutions to support those who are blind or visually impaired. Six educational sessions on Friday feature the expertise and insights of parents, professionals, and students. An "event within an event", the BEST AT Forum takes place during OCALICON 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Free and open to the public. Register online at the below link. Or download the PDF or Word registration form.

Day One

Thursday, November 16
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Join us for the BEST AT Forum kickoff! Enjoy live music from InnerVision and complimentary snacks and drinks while you visit with BEST AT Forum exhibitors. Spin the prize wheel for a chance to win great prizes!

Day Two

Friday, November 17
7:30 am - 1:00 pm

The learning and excitement continue on Friday with 75-minute sessions along with the return of the BEST AT Forum exhibitors. The full exhibit hall is also open on Friday, providing a chance to also connect with OCALICON exhibitors. 

Come for one or both days! Leave with new ideas, strategies, and connections!

BEST AT Forum Documents

Agenda (PDF)

Agenda (DOCX)

BEST Grant Collaborative Partners (PDF)

BEST Grant Collaborative Partners (DOCX)

Friday Sessions (PDF)

Friday Sessions (DOCX)

Note: Additional document formats will be posted soon.

BEST AT Forum Vendors

American Council of the Blind of Ohio
Table Number: 9AT

American Printing House for the Blind
Table Number: 2AT

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Table Number: 11AT

Cleveland Sight Center
Table Number: 5AT


Functional Training Services
Table Number: 17AT

HIMS, Inc.
Table Number: 14AT

Table Number: 1AT

Marmon Valley Ministries
Table Number: 15AT

National Federation for the Blind of Ohio
Table Number: 8AT

Ohio Federal Quota – AT & AEM Center
Table Number: 6AT

Ohio State School for the Blind
Table Number: 16AT

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Table Number: 12AT

Sighted Guide Ohio
Table Number: 13AT

The Visual-Tech Connection
Table Number: 10AT

Universal Low Vision Aids
Table Number: 3AT

VFO (Ai Squared - Freedom Scientific - Optelec - The Paciello Group)
Table Number: 4AT

Westminster Technologies, Inc.
Table Number: 7AT

BEST AT Forum Vendors Schedule

Thursday, November 16
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday, November 17
7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Download BEST AT Forum Floor Plan (PDF)

The BEST AT Forum is presented by the AT & AEM Center at OCALI.