12th Annual Chattanooga Autism Conference  -POSTPONED-

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12th Annual

Chattanooga Autism Conference 

The reschedule date is TBD
Please email amber@chattanoogaautismcenter.org with any questions



If you have questions please e-mail

Amber at amber@chattanoogaautismcenter.org


12th Annual Chattanooga Autism Conference 

20+ presentations! Dozens of exhibitors! Continuing education credits! Lunch included! 

When: TBD
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center

Who should attend? Parents, teachers, clinicians, autistic adults, medical professionals, family members...

Registration: Check back soon


(All information below this line was based on the Sept. 10 date and is subject to change due to rescheduling.)

Fee Waivers: There are fee waivers for individuals and families experiencing economic hardships. To inquire, email Amber Doolittle at amber@chattanoogaautismcenter.org or call 423-531-6961 opt 2. Those who receive the waiver will be asked to provide some demographic data and complete a survey after the conference. The fee waiver is made possible by a grant from Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. 

Spanish Language Track: Este año tendremos varias sesiones en español en Zoom.  Haga clic aquí para obtener más detalles, incluida la información de la presentación y cómo registrarse.

Presentations and tracks: Click here to see a list of all the presenters and descriptions of their talks. 

Sponsors: Click here to see our 2021 corporate sponsors who make this event possible!

Exhibitors:  Click here to see a list of exhibitors.

Flyers: Click here to download a conference flyer. Help us spread the word by distributing to local schools, businesses, medical offices, etc.! 

Need a Room for Conference?: 

StayBridge Suites is immediately adjacent to the Chattanooga Convention Center and very convenient.

Where: 1300 Carter St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Cost $129 for single bed rooms and $139 for two beds, plus tax and fees.

To reserve this rate online, click here. Enter 9/9/21 -9/10/21, and the group code will enter automatically. The discounted rate will show for that room for that night. Or, call the hotel directly at 423-267-0900 and ask for the Chattanooga Autism Conference Rate for 9/9/21.

Another option is the Clarion Inn located in Lookout Valley, about 6 miles from the conference and downtown.

Cost: $57 + tax and fees
Where: 3641 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419 
To reserve, call (423) 821-5500 & tell the front desk this is for the Chattanooga Autism Conference and check-in date of 9/9/21. 
This reservation rate includes free parking, free WiFi, & free hot breakfast.


Certificates of Attendance: We will provide free "certificates of attendance" to attendees at the end of the conference. These certificates are often used by teachers who can usually turn them in to receive credit for professional development.

CEUs: Clinicians and certain professionals like social workers, nurses, PTs, OTs, COTAs can register to receive CEUs. We are in the process of applying for CEU accreditation for this event, but expect to be approved for 5 contact hours (0.5 CEUs). You must choose the CEU option during registration to earn these credits. Note, our CEUs are not pre-approved for APA, BACB, or ASHA. However, you can contact your governing body to see if they will serve as "Type B" or Level II optional CEUs. For example, APA considers these CEUs to be Level II.


GCA Meet-and-Greet will take place from 3:40pm to 5:30pm in room 11. It will start after the last presentation of the adult track, which is in the same room. Autistic adults and friends/family are invited to gather and connect at this meet-and-greet. You can know each other, learn about the programs at the GCA Adult Autism Centre, and talk about advocacy and organizing other events. This meet-and-greet is open to people who registered for the 5th Annual Southeast Adult Autism, but it is also free and open to people who couldn't attend the Symposium. Metered street park is available around the center, and there is also a large parking lot next to the Marriott. Drinks will be provided. Masks are required. Vaccinations STRONGLY advised for your safety and the safety of others.

Contact Kevin Fox at kevinfox@chattanoogaautismcenter.org for more information.

100% Refunds will be available for people who cannot attend for COVID-related reasons. For example, you should not attend if you are experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.  Or, if you change your mind and feel conditions are not safe, you may request a refund. For a refund, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 the week after the conference.

Masks required! Other safety precautions include: Spacing our chairs further apart in presentation rooms. Decreasing max number of registrations to 300. Keeping room sizes large so there is more space between people. Having double the number of lunch tables and chairs needed. Attendees should social distance and avoid contact with others. Lunch will be a "box lunch" instead of buffet. We will also have spacing requirements at check-in. VACCINES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!

Questions? Contact Amber Doolittle at amber@chattanoogaautismcenter.org or 423-531-6961, opt. 2.