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Topics & Core Audiences

This year, we are excited to announce two different ways to find the best sessions for your needs -- Choose by Topic

or Choose by Core Audience. All sessions are specially designed for you to get the most out of the conference, and you will be able to customize the type of conference experience you want! A session website link will be available Spring, 2024 so you can plan your experience before the first day of the conference.


Choose Sessions by Topic

By choosing your sessions by topic, you will easily find sessions based on your level of learning or your specific interests.

  • Autistic Culture -- social media, memes & symbols, the “Double Empathy Problem”, bridging the divide between neurodivergent and neurotypical communities 

  • Practical Tips for Care & Support -- quick tips to start using right away, helpful strategies for direct support professionals, paraprofessionals, caregivers

  • Newly Diagnosed Kids & Families -- supporting family members when there is a new diagnosis; introducing important topics to new families; introductory content

  • High Support Needs/Autism with Intellectual Disability -- adapting therapies, navigating common challenges, supporting self-determination

  • Newly Diagnosed Adults -- finding adult diagnosis, self-diagnosis, what to do next, common challenges, finding services

  • Autism & Aging -- navigating provider shortages, caring for multiple generations at once, independent living after loss of caregivers, economic issues, health issues, demographic trends

  • Trauma-Informed Behavior Analysis -- BCBA professional development, tools for people outside the field

  • New & Emerging Ideas

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Autism Services

  • Strategies & Supports for Bilingual Families

Choose Sessions by Audience

Whether you are looking to earn CEUs, attend sessions related to a particular audience, or network with certain professionals, choosing your sessions by audience is an easy way to get a wide variety of topics cultivated by the Milestones team.

  • ​​Autistic Individuals

  • Adult Service Providers, Employers, Transition Coordinators

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts

  • Clinical & School Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists

  • Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants

  • Early Intervention Specialists

  • General Educators, Special Educators, Paraprofessionals, Principals, Pupil Service Directors, Superintendents

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Parents, Family Members, Grandparents, Caregivers

  • Service & Support Administrators

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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