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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


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.

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, form 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.


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.

September 21-22, 2017

Doubletree St. Louis Hotel
16625 Swingley Ridge Road
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017

Featuring Keynote Speakers

Dr. Wendy Chung
Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. James McPortland
Yale School of Medicine

Conference Strands

Three conference strands will be offered: Current Topics, Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism in Schools. 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. Earn continuing education units while connecting with other professionals in the autism field from around the Midwest!

Conference Learning Objectives