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About the Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is "Building Capacity: Improve, Expand, Create".

  • Improve existing support services
  • Expand support services to cover more of the Autism Spectrum
  • Create new opportunities to improve the quality of life of Autistic people

This year’s event will be an opportunity to gain or improve knowledge and skills to provide urgently needed, quality, and compassionate services and supports for Autistic people and their families.

Want to be a speaker at this conference? Apply to be a Breakout Session Speaker and let us know what you would like to present.

Conference format

APAC will be virtual again this year! To promote social distancing and reduce the risks associated with travel and large gatherings, the 3rd Annual APAC event will be offered virtually. All aspects of APAC will be accessible from the comfort of your home or office!

Join us on November 4 and 5, 2021, for two half-days of informative, thought-provoking Breakout and Keynote sessions by experts in the field of assessment, treatment, and support of individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Who should attend?

APAC is for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, their family members, behavior analysts, medical professionals such as nurses and physicians, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, faculty and researchers, teachers, intervention staff, support workers, and all other stakeholders interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mission statement

The mission of the Atlantic Provinces Autism Conference is to disseminate research and empirically supported practices in the assessment, treatment, and support of individuals on the autism spectrum amongst families, practitioners, researchers, and governmental agencies. The mission aims to enrich the quality of life of those on the autism spectrum and their families in the Atlantic Provinces.

APAC provides an opportunity to:

  • Facilitate discussion and problem solving within and across provincial governmental and private agencies/departments.
  • Listen to and learn from individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families with regard to their stories, difficulties with navigating systems, successes, and suggestions in supporting them or their families.
  • Gain knowledge of empirically supported advancements in the assessment, treatment, and support of those on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Share information and resources across disciplines.
  • Encourage the professional and academic growth of new and emerging scholars working in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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