Recommendations for Autistic Attendees
Welcome to the 2023 Virtual Milestones National Autism Conference! Here are some tips to enrich your conference experience.
1) Deciding What to Attend
Review the list of suggested sessions below. We have many sessions to choose from this year, but we asked self-advocates to select some of their top picks for suggested viewing. Because the Milestones Virtual Conference is on-demand, you can view any of the sessions on their live airdate or you can watch them later since they will be available until August 15th, 2023.
2) Attend a Live Networking Opportunity and Live Sessions for the Full Conference Experience
Although sessions are available on-demand, the live chat will only be available during the initial airing of the presentations. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences with the speaker and other conference attendees.
We will have one live Autistic Individual networking activity on Day 2 at 1:15pm EDT, and our keynote will be live as well.
3) Take Breaks
Taking a break in between sessions can help you feel refreshed. Use time between sessions to make a snack or visit with exhibitors sharing about services that might benefit you in our Expo Hall.
4) Share Your Experiences
Post on social media or email the Milestones team to share your feedback. Milestones values the support we receive from the autism self-advocate community and uses your feedback to grow our conference and services in a way that reflects the topics and issues important to self-advocates. Feedback can be emailed to email@example.com
5) Learn how to use our Conference Platform
You will gain access to our conference platform a few days before the conference begins so you can be comfortable with finding your way around virtually. We will be posting videos to teach you how to navigate the platform, see the different kinds of sessions available and how to explore the Expo Hall.
6) How to Use Closed Captions in Conference Sessions
Captioning is available for all sessions. Closed captions are automatically turned on. You can toggle them on/off by clicking CC in the video player.
If you need help with the platform, finding CEUs, or other support, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (216) 464-7600 ext. 200
Suggested Sessions for Autistic Individuals
Session Day 1 -- Wednesday, June 14
A-08 Autism and the Stress Cycle
Session Day 2 -- Thursday, June 15