Autism Speaks National Conference for Families and Professionals
1st Annual Autism Investment Conference
26 July 26 - July 27, 2013
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Columbus, Ohio

Optional Events

Complimentary Networking Events for Families

Connect with other parents to share experiences, offer support, and network during an exclusive pre-conference event on Thursday, July 25 from 7-9pm. Refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend but please note that child care is not available during this event.

Complimentary Welcome Reception

Join us for a complimentary welcome reception on Friday, July 26 from 6-7pm for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and socializing. Two tickets will be included for those that have registered under the "2 person registration" rate.


Our Conference is proud to offer a family friendly environment for attendees. That's why we are offering a dedicated supervised area for children during the conference. Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders will host a room full of fun activities for children with ASD and their siblings. Dedicated staff from the CASD will offer a variety of activities targeted to the age range of children present.
There will be structured and unstructured activities offered throughout during the day so that children present will have the opportunity for group activities as well as some free time to explore some of the child friendly items in the room at their own leisure. A formalized structured schedule of the room activities will be available closer to the conference time.

For more information on the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders please check out:

Our hours are from 8am to 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Children are welcome to stay for the entire day but we do request parents pick up their child for lunch between noon and 1:00pm. Pre-registration is required and subject to availability.

1. Parent or legal guardian must sign child in and complete a brief health checklist to verify that the child is not ill
2. Children must be between the ages of 4 and 12 and be potty trained and request to use the bathroom as needed.
3. Parent/Guardian must remain inside the host hotel while the children are being supervised
4. We reserve the right to refuse entry or have parents pick up their child due to disciplinary or illness related concerns

Contact Us: For questions about the conference, email: Autism Speaks

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