This free live webcast originally scheduled for May 31-June 1, 2012 has been re-scheduled for July 12-13 to allow participation from several additional experts in the field who were unavailable to participate during the initial webcast dates.

Originally intended for a regional audience, the registration response to this event has been extremely robust across the spectrum, indicating there is strong interest in this program worldwide and we wanted to make sure we were able to present the most comprehensive, up-to- date and prepared subject matter to the widest audience possible, internationally. This will give us enough time to make sure we include all those who wanted to speak while allowing more time to register additional viewers who want to participate globally.

Please mark your calendar for the National Leadership Autism Conference webcast on July 12-13, 2012. Stay Tuned...further updates will be forthcoming to include interviews with presenting experts. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this event. Thanks for your participation and support.

Latest Autism Breakthroughs, Updates and Solutions will be Unveiled at this Conference in Washington DC, USA

This Event Will Cover the Most Important Issues for Autism:
  • Latest Intervention Techniques
  • New Methods for Early Identification
  • School Age Services
  • Transitions to Adulthood
  • Adult Services and Supports

Presentations are by recognized national leaders on autism and attendees will learn the latest and upcoming best practices in service and support systems. There will be timely updates from the National Institutes of Health, the United States Congress and the Administration on what they have been doing and have planned for increasing and improving services and supports for individuals with Autism and their families.

The most powerful autism conferences of the year which includes top leading autism experts from Autism Speaks, Easter Seals, The National Institute of Health, Congress, The Federal Administration, Government Agencies and the Centers for Disease Control. This conference addresses all your solutions through the lifespan geared for families, educators and professionals across the nation.

"Because of the importance of the Washington DC area because it is the hub of the United States, there has been a huge void in bringing information and conferences to this area. This conference will fill that void and bring a comprehensive approach to the lifespan needs of the autism community and address important transition points that the autism community faces." - Lee Grossman, Former President Autism Society of America and father of a son with autism.

"The main focus of our conference is 'Autism Through the Lifespan,' which is a very unique approach to autism and is becoming critical today as the population of children and teens with autism age." - Karen Simmons, Autism Today Founder, CEO and mother of a son with autism.


This event provides comprehensive, evidence-based strategies for effective interventions for all individuals with autism spectrum disorders, at all ages. Speakers will focus on ways to improve the quality of life for the affected individuals and their families and caregivers by conducting presentations

With the staggering increase in autism, parents of children with autism are encouraged to attend this conference which focuses on the entire lifespan to plan the family's future and obtain information that will be helpful in finding the resources needed for, advocacy, education and achieving a better quality of life through the entire lifespan.

For Families, Educators and Professionals!

Speakers include:

  • Robert Hendren, DO Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco
  • Dr. Stephen Shore, Professor, and a person with autism
  • Dr. Michael McManmon, Founder, College Internship Program and person with autism
  • Patricia Wright, PhD the National Director of Autism for Easter Seals
  • Tonia Ferguson, MS the Director for the ARC and the Autism Now project
  • Ian Paregol, JD the Executive Director of CSAAC, Montgomery County Maryland
  • Susan Daniels, PhD the Executive Secretary for the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (NIH)
  • Dr. Carol Schall from the Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Congressman Chris Smith the Head of the Congressional Coalition for Autism Research and Education
  • Paul Andrew, Managing Director, Employment & Community Services - CARF Intl
  • Anita Miller Sostek, PhD, VP for the Science Department
  • Leslie Long, Director of Housing and Adult Services
  • Karen Simmons, CEO & Founder of Autism Today
  • Lee Grossman, Former President, Autism Society of America