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Sponsorship Application Form

The Autism Conference welcomes organizations who wish to reach out to our attendees-professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders- to become sponsors. A limited number of opportunities are available including utilizing exhibition space, underwriting meals or providing promotional materials.

For more information contact Krista Hughes


The Autism conference is reaching capacity.  We can no longer accept online registrations but hard copy registrations will be received until capacity is reached and then others will be waitlisted if space becomes available.  We will be unable to accept onsite registrations.

Please check the Thompson Center website for future education opportunities.

Working with individuals with autism?

The Thompson Center and international autism experts will share the latest in autism care, research and education at our 12th annual Autism Conference.

September 21-22, 2017
Doubletree St. Louis Hotel
16625 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Dr. Wendy Chung

Dr. Wendy Chung
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Dr. James McPartland
Yale School of Medicine

Conference Strands

This unique opportunity to connect with international experts in autism will offer the latest evidence-based best practices and research findings on working with and treating individuals with autism. Three conference strands will be offered:

Earn continuing education credits while connecting with other professionals in the autism field from around the Midwest!

Caring for individuals with autism?

Join the University of Missouri Thompson Center, for a One-Day Conference for Families and Caregivers of individuals with autism on Wednesday, September 20th, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Experts will present two strands of training sessions. This will also be held at the Doubletree St. Louis Hotel. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ONE DAY CONFERENCE

Following the caregiver conference, participants at both conferences are welcome to an Ask the Experts event on Wednesday evening hosted by the Thompson Foundation for Autism.