By Lisa Ackerman
About 2 1/2 weeks ago, TACA’s application to exhibit at the 2nd Annual National Autism Speaks conference was approved. I was excited and arranged travel to go.
The conference had approximately 350 total in attendance at the Hilton in Columbus Ohio. The effort took place over two days.
The attendees were made up almost equally 1/2 Physicians and clinicians and 1/2 were parents of children living with autism. Based on the raising of hands most of the parents had children 13 years & younger represented the largest group of over 80%.
I loved meeting over 50 families who were in attendance of their first conference. I ran out of almost all my parent ed materials by the first day.
I’ve taken pages of notes. I’ll be reviewing them and typing up a part 2 of this blog later this week.
A few questions for TACA families: What conferences do you go to and why? What’s missing in the conferences you’ve attended?