The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

OCALICON History


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OCALICON History

At OCALI, we believe that all people with disabilities deserve to have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives. 

One of the ways that we inspire change and promote access to opportunities for people with disabilities is by bringing researchers, experts, practitioners, and families together to collaborate and share ideas and best practices that link research to real life.

OCALICON is the nation’s premier conference where thousands of people from around the world come together to learn, network, and share research, best practices, and resources to support the life-long needs of individuals with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and sensory and low-incidence disabilities.

Since 2007, more than 15,000 participants from all 50 states and 17 countries have participated.

About OCALI

Established by Ohio state legislation in 2005, OCALI is a global leader in creating and connecting resources and relationships to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives. Learn more


Past keynote and featured speakers include:

  • Peter Vermeulen
  • Temple Grandin
  • Zach Anner
  • Peter Gerhardt
  • Kim Peek
  • Cathy Pratt
  • Patrick Henry Hughes
  • Ed Trevathan
  • Ann Turnbull
  • Joanne Gerenser
  • Joe Steffy
  • Lee Stickle
  • Paula Kluth
  • Kathleen Quill
  • Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher
  • Dan Habib
  • Tamara Morgan and Alex Truesdell
  • Connor Griffin
  • Daniel Oppenden
  • Ami Klin
  • Dani Bowman
  • Emily Rubin
  • Tim Harris
  • Patricia Wright
  • Barry Prizant
  • Michelle Garcia Winner