The Network of Autism Training and Technical Assistance Programs (NATTAP), and the Autism Society of America (ASA) present the Second Annual International Autism Training and Technical Assistance Conference hosted by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The 2008 NATTAP Conference is scheduled for November 19-21, 2008, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 USA.
Did you know:
- 1 to 1.5 million Americans have autism
- 1 child in 150 births will be diagnosed with autism, the fastest-growing developmental disability with 10-17% annual growth
- In ten years, the expected annual cost of autism will be $200-$400 billion
–Source: Autism Society of America
The 2nd annual NATTAP Conference will gather educators, service providers and parents from across the United States and from around the globe. The objectives of the conference are to review current systems models for addressing the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), promote use of best practice in research and intervention and provide methods for capacity building – all of which contribute to the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for individuals ages 3-21. The 2008 NATTAP Conference will provide a forum for the continued exchange of ideas and promising practices that will provide common solutions to the common problems in ASD.
It is anticipated that 1,500-2,000 attendees, presenters, exhibitors and guests will participate in the 2008 NATTAP Conference.