"OCALICON brings together a lot of people who feel really passionate about what they do and the role they play in the lives of people with differences. You can't compare the energy that's created in this experience."
OCALICON 2018 welcomed 2,935 participants from 41 U.S. states – plus Canada, Czech Republic, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Leading professionals from many different sectors and fields – ranging from state-level administrators to "down in the trenches" practitioners – connected with parents/families and individuals with autism or disabilities to share the latest ideas, strategies, and products for addressing the most pressing needs and challenges across the lifespan.
K-12 Education 26%
General Education, Special Education, Transition Specialist, etc.
Curriculum Director, Principal, Superintendent, etc.
Related Services: 23%
Behavior Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, SLP, etc.
Higher Education: 5%
Professor, Researcher, Graduate or Undergrad Student, etc.
Early Childhood: 5%
Head Start, Preschool, Early Intervention Specialist, etc.
Parents, Family Members, etc.
Adult Services: 1%
Adult Residential Provider, DD Support Services Administrator, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, etc.
Individuals w/Disabilities: <1%
ASD, TBI, etc.
Health Care: <1%
Nurse, Pediatrician, etc.