Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Parent Scholarships Available for the National Autism Conference

The National Autism Conference will take place from August 6-9, 2018, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania.

Parent scholarships are available to Pennsylvania residents who are parents or legal guardians of a child with autism. The scholarship is open to first-time conference attendees. Parents of children who receive Early Intervention services are also eligible to apply for scholarships, regardless of previous conference attendance.
The scholarships, which are valued at up to $1,000 per family, cover complimentary conference registration for up to two parents/guardians, lodging reimbursement during the conference for attendees that live at least 30 miles from the conference location, reimbursement for mileage and tolls, and a per diem meal allotment for travel periods that are not provided as part of the National Autism Conference activities. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 27, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will receive priority consideration for their children ages 6 weeks to 21 years old to participate in the Children’s Institute. The Children’s Institute will offer an on-site, structured and fun environment for children and youth with autism and their siblings with supervision from trained professionals and support staff. Applicants who would like for the children to be considered for selection to the Children’s Institute need to complete the registration process between May 7, 2018, and June 15, 2018.

Funding for the scholarships is provided by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education.

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