september, 2021

23sep(sep 23)5:00 pm25(sep 25)9:00 pmUS Autism Association's 2021 World Autism Conference and Gala!


Event Details

Join us for the US Autism Association’s 2021 World Autism Conference and Gala!


Thursday-Saturday, September 23-25, 2021
Thursday: 5-7 p.m. MDT*
9 a.m.-7 p.m. MDT*
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MDT*

*Schedule subject to change.


The Conference will be held virtually; recordings of all 2021 World Autism Conference and Gala sessions will be available to view online, at no additional cost, for all conference registrants.


$99 – Early Registration (extended to July 19, 2021)
$129 – General Registration

Financial Aid available upon request. Please contact us at [email protected].

Early Bird Registration extended through Monday 7/19!
Join our family now and register today.

Voices Across the Spectrum

US Autism Association’s 2021 World Autism Conference and Gala!

In our continuing, 15-year tradition of bringing you the world’s best speakers, this event promises to maintain our small “family of support” feel to meet the needs of individuals at all ages along the autism spectrum. Recognized as one of the leading conferences that people on the autism spectrum want to attend, we at the US Autism Association hope you, your family and friends, and the medical, educational, and therapeutic professionals who serve those affected will join us and make this the best World Autism Conference and Gala yet!

Keynote Speakers

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
“Get Off the Couch and Do Something!”

Temple Grandin, Ph.D, is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. In February of 2017, Dr. Grandin was named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She was selected by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” (2010).

Dr. Grandin’s fascinating life was brought to the screen in 2010 in the HBO production full-length film, “Temple Grandin”, which claimed seven Emmy Awards, including outstanding made for TV movie. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), major television programs, such as the BBC special “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”, ABC’s Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been written about in many national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times.

This will be Temple’s 9th US Autism Association appearance. Dr. Grandin received the US Autism & Asperger Association Chairman’s award in 2015.

Dr. Grandin has also authored The Autistic Brain; Different…Not Less; The Way I see It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s; Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships; Animals Make Us Human; Animals in Translation; Thinking in Pictures; and Emergence: Labeled Autistic, and produced several DVDs.


Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
“The Four A’s of Autism: A Pathway to Leading a Fulfilling and Productive Life”

Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment, Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.

In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen is internationally renowned for presentations, consultations and writings on lifespan issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure. His most recent book College for Students with Disabilities combines personal stories and research for promoting success in higher education.

An Advisory Board member of US Autism Association, Dr. Shore is also a board member of Autism Speaks, president emeritus of the Asperger’s Association of New England, and advisory board member of the Autism Society. Dr. Shore serves on the boards of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the Scientific Counsel of OAR, and other autism related organizations.


Webinar Registration

We are pleased to continue our tradition of offering informative panel discussions on some of the most important and timely issues related to Autism today.



  • Continuing Education

  • Extended Access to Online Content

  • Live Chats with Selected Speakers

  • Direct Access to Vendors

  • Time for networking and engagement with the US Autism Community


Virtual Exhibitor Hall

Beyond the speakers, you will have access to fantastic products and services from our sponsors and exhibitors in the Virtual Exhibitor Hall.

“I am different, not less.”

— Dr. Temple Grandin


23 (Thursday) 5:00 pm - 25 (Saturday) 9:00 pm

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