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Spring Biennial Autism Conference

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Our VTCAR biennial spring conference is

Friday, April 21, 2023

at the Inn at Virginia Tech from 8:30am - 4:30pm.   


Inviting researchers, self-advocates, parents/caregivers, providers and anyone interested.

Research Keynote: Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Vanderbilt University

Self-advocate Keynote: Daniel Durany, M.S.A., speaker, author, sports official

Additional presentations by VTCAR faculty and alumni plus special needs financial planning and other autism resources.

Cost is $10.  Limited scholarships are available for autistic individuals and students.  Email for more information.

Pre-registration is required.  Register on the conference registration page buy April 17.

To reserve a room at the Inn at VT, visit the room reservation page. A special conference rate applies, as availability lasts.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodations, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Thank you to the Washington Group Special Care Planning Team, Virginia Tech and the College of Science for supporting this event!

VTCAR is in its tenth year as a Center and we are excited about our spring biennial conference entitled Celebrating 10 Years of VTCAR: Access and Neurodiversity. This day-long event on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Inn at Virginia Tech will be an opportunity to share in research and advocacy, and reconnect since our last in-person conference in 2019. We have our keynote and advocate speakers lined up and will also have several VT colleagues and graduate student alumni speak as well, highlighting the legacy of VTCAR and its founding members.  


Exhibitors for our conference  are: