|Venue & Accomodations
|Conference Platform App
|Sponsorship & Advertising
Dates & Times?
October 19 & 20, 2023 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The conference will be held in-person at the Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center located at 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
|Families and autistic individuals
How many people usually attend?
Last year’s in-person conference attendance was a return to pre-pandemic levels with over 1,300 attendees. Even during the pandemic, the conference continued to see attendance exceeding 1,100 attendees.
Who typically attends?
Our audience includes educational and human service professionals, family members of children and adults with autism, and self-advocates. Professional attendees include special and general education teachers, direct support professionals, behavior analysts, psychologists, social workers, and speech & language pathologists.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes, if you are an individual with autism or a parent/caregiver of an individual with autism. The Anthony E. Meyer Conference Scholarship Fund is available to supplement what you can pay (if anything). Funds are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the fund only covers registration, not travel, dinner, or hotels. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete the application>>
Can I donate to the scholarship fund?
Yes, to make a scholarship donation click here>>
Venue and Accommodations
Are there hotel discounts?
Book online at Harrah’s Resort using the code “SH10AU3” or call 888.516.2215 and request the Autism New Jersey Conference rate. Our group rate is $99 per night. All rooms in the block will be in the Waterfront Tower closest to the conference center. Please note: this is the only way you can obtain our special group rate. Harrah’s or any other group will not reach out to solicit room reservation sales. The group rate is only valid through October 10, 2023.
Who can I speak with about accommodations I may require to be able to attend the conference?
If you require any specific accommodations to participate in the conference or have dietary restrictions, please contact email@example.com no later than Monday October 2, 2023.
Do you validate parking at the conference center?
Unfortunately, we are not able to do so. However, if you stay at Harrah’s through our conference rate, Waterfront Tower rooms include a $5 parking voucher for one (1) vehicle per night. Approximate pricing is $10/day for self-parking and $15/day for valet.
Are meals included with registration?
Yes, a continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be available to each registrant each day.
Is early check-in available for the conference?
If you arrive on Wednesday between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, check in then and avoid the morning lines! Please note: conference attendee check-in will close promptly at 6:00 pm.
I am an educator traveling more than 50 miles to the conference and need overnight accommodation. Can I receive reimbursement from my district?
The New Jersey Board of Education has approved an overnight travel waiver! Please note: it is the attendee’s responsibility to submit the waiver to the necessary department or individual for reimbursement approval. You may download the waiver here.
How do I register for the conference?
You may register online with a credit card here>>
What is the registration deadline?
Online registration will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 13th.
Can I register online with a purchase order?
Yes, you can do so through our check and purchase order registration form. A valid purchase order as well as names and email addresses for all attendees are required to submit, so be sure that you have this information ready before starting the form.
Can I register multiple people at once?
Yes, the registration form can accommodate registering up to ten (10) people at once.
I think my employer will pay for my registration. Can you bill me?
No, but we can provide a receipt that you can submit to your employer for reimbursement.
I am a current Autism New Jersey Member, or my employer is a current Autism New Jersey Organization Member. Can I register online at the member rate?
Yes, Silver and Gold individual members as well as organization member designated contacts will receive an email with a code to register at the member rate. If you are a current member and have not received this email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure of your or your organization’s membership status, please contact email@example.com.
I’m interested in Organization Membership to access discounts and other benefits.
Click here to learn more!
Can my registration be refunded ?
Before October 2nd, yes. Refunds will be provided for written requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. On and after October 2nd, only substitutions for those who qualify at the same rate will be accepted.
Conference Platform App – Whova
What is the online conference platform?
“Whova” is our online conference platform. Watch Whova’s How To Guide to help you make the most of your experience. It can be used the month leading up to and during both the in-person days.
Do I need a specific web app on my device to participate?
Just Whova! Whova can be viewed on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Whova’s mobile app runs both on Android and iPhone. Search “Whova” in the App Store on your iPhone or in Google Play on your Android phone.
Can I customize my own workshop schedule?
Yes, you can use the agenda to browse workshop descriptions and speaker information. You are able to filter by tracks and add preferred workshops to your schedule to start building your custom conference experience based on your unique needs and priorities.
When will the conference “go live” on Whova?
We are anticipating that the conference information in Whova will be accessible starting on Monday, October 16th.
I want to be sure I attend workshops that will best address my needs. Can you help?
Absolutely, we’re happy to help! Please feel free to contact Joe Novak, EdD, BCBA-D, CCC-SLP, ATP, at email@example.com to discuss workshop recommendations.
What is the cost for CEUs
For attendees seeking BACB, APA, and NASW CEUs, these CEUs are included at no additional cost.
For attendees seeking ASHA CEUs, Autism New Jersey will cover the cost of reporting attendees who complete the eligible workshops to ASHA.
Which CEU types are offered and how much can be earned for each type?
For select workshops, we are happy to offer continuing education from the following entities:
- Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) – Each workshop designated BACB CE is worth 1.5 BACB Learning CEUs. Attendees who participate both days may receive up to 12.0 BACB CEUs (up to 6 CEUs for 10/19 and up to 6 CEUs for 10/20). Please note that some workshops are also designated as BACB CE- Ethics or BACB CE- Supervision and will award those specific CEU subtypes. BACB CE evaluation/feedback forms can be accessed and submitted within Whova via the “rate session” buttons.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) – Each workshop designated ASHA CE can be reported for 0.125 ASHA CEUs except for the Thursday keynote which can be reported for 0.150 ASHA CEUs. Attendees who participate both days can have up to 0.9 ASHA CEUs reported (note: due to ASHA’s half-hour requirement for reporting CEUs, the individual maximum amounts for each day are lower than the combined maximum total for both days – please contact Joe Novak [firstname.lastname@example.org] with any ASHA CEU questions). The ASHA CE evaluation/feedback form can be accessed via a link that will be available in each workshop that permits ASHA CEUs and must be submitted to have CEUs reported. Speaker financial and nonfinancial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter Disclosures link>>
- American Psychological Association (APA) – Each workshop designated APA CE is worth 1.25 APA CEUs. Attendees who participate both days may receive up to 8.75 APA CEUs (up to 5 CEUs for 10/19 and up to 3.75 CEUs for 10/20). The APA CE evaluation/feedback form can be accessed via a link that will be available in each workshop that awards APA CEUs and must be submitted to receive CEUs.
- NJ Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative (NASW) – Each workshop designated NASW CE is worth 1.25 NASW CEUs. Attendees who participate both days may receive up to 8.75 NASW CEUs (up to 5 CEUs for 10/19 and up to 3.75 CEUs for 10/20). The NASW CE evaluation/feedback form can be accessed via a link that will be available in each workshop that awards NASW CEUs and must be submitted to receive CEUs.
How do attendees monitor CEUs earned for workshops?
Sponsorship & Advertising
Where can I find information on sponsorship and advertising?
Sponsorship and advertising marketing options are now available! Our options cover a variety of price points and benefits. Having your logo (or more) in our e-blasts, website, event platform, and social media is a powerful way to draw attention to your organization!
Are there qualifications for approval to sponsor or advertise?
Yes, everyone who seeks to sponsor or advertise at our conference is required to submit an application that will undergo a brief review to ensure alignment with our Position Statement on Treatment Recommendations and overall mission and character of the event.
Please contact Jessica Barkosky at email@example.com with any questions.
This year’s event offers both an in-person table and a exhibitor profile on the Whova app, increasing your exposure to our audience.
For prices, details, and to apply, click here.
How many booths/vendors typically attend?
Our in-person event typically has 100 exhibitors in attendance.
Are there qualifications for approval?
Yes, everyone who seeks to exhibit at our conference is required to submit an application that will undergo a brief review to ensure alignment with our Position Statement on Treatment Recommendations and overall mission and character of the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Are there networking opportunities?
Yes, there are many networking opportunities during both the in-person conference and through the Whova platform. The layout and schedule of our in-person event gives ample time for attendees to browse the booths, network, and exchange information. Whova offers “ice breakers” to connect with attendees, search for those with similar interests, and engage on community boards.
Have questions we did not address?
Email us at email@example.com. We are happy to help you experience Our Power of Connection!