The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 16-18 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 16-18

Columbus, Ohio

National Autism Leadership Summit - Public Forum


NALS Public Forum

National Autism Leadership Summit - Public Forum

8:00 am - 5:45 pm | Tuesday, November 15

The National Autism Leadership Collaborative is comprised of national and state level leaders in ASD from 28 states and Canada. For the past ten years, this Collaborative has held a national summit every year in conjunction with OCALICON.


The overarching vision of the National Autism Leadership Collaborative is enhanced state leadership and improved systems-wide capacity which strengthen outcomes for persons with ASD.

This is accomplished through its mission to:

  • Gather leaders from multiple systems of services and supports to promote networking and information sharing across various levels of scale, perspective, and location
  • Equip leaders with information and resources to be responsive to individuals with ASD across the continuum of service delivery
  • Create a broader cross-system feedback loop that influences and engages decision makers to effect systems change and bridge policy and practice

In alignment with this vision and mission, this year the National Autism Leadership Collaborative is hosting a Public Forum on Tuesday, November 15.


Why Participate in the Public Forum?

  • Network with national and state leaders in autism from across the nation
  • Get updates about the ongoing work of the Collaborative, as well as reports from national and state leaders highlighting current autism initiatives in their respective states and organizations
  • Join the conversation in breakout discussion groups centered on topics across the lifespan, which may include:
    • Screening and diagnosis
    • Employment opportunities
    • Access to services
    • Mental health
    • Rural population needs and disparity
    • Insurance mandates/health plan coverage
    • Medicaid
    • Juvenile justice
    • Best-practice interventions
    • Access to the curriculum
    • Housing
    • Classroom supports
    • Crisis intervention
    • Integrating systems of support

Your voice and ideas matter! This is a unique opportunity to connect with change agents and proponents from across the nation. Public Forum leaders will collect your recommendations and feedback and use your ideas to influence practice and policy across the nation.


Register Today

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. The cost to attend the Public Forum is $100.

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Contact

Jill Hudson
614-410-0321