Call for Posters

Autism New Jersey’s 31st Annual Conference will feature a poster session to display innovative research. Professionals and students who are providing services, teaching, or conducting research are encouraged to submit proposals for the Poster Session.

Poster Details

  • The Poster submission period is now closed.
  • Poster sessions will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
  • At least one presenter must be available during the 12:15pm to 1:15pm session. 
  • All costs associated with Conference attendance, including registration fees and travel expenses, are the responsibility of the presenter(s).
  • Poster will require a firm backing or poster board for display on an easel.
  • Poster presenters are encouraged to bring a minimum of 100 handouts that provide a summary of the poster, including a list of appropriate references, for distribution to interested attendees.
  • Each presenter who attends the entire Poster Session will be eligible to receive up to three professional development credits through the NJ Department of Education.

Who will decide what posters are accepted?

A committee of professionals, chaired by Gregory S. MacDuff, Ph.D., BCBA-D, will review proposals for their relevance to the autism community, content, quality and clarity. Posters should include a brief literature review and a clear description of the research design, methods, results, and conclusions.  For research investigating the effects of an intervention, experimental control should be documented using single-subject, group, or other appropriate designs.  Lead authors will be notified of the review committee’s decision by August 30, 2013. 

How will accepted posters be judged for awards at the Conference?

The poster committee will evaluate each accepted poster on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 12:15pm to 1:15pm using the following criteria:

  • Poster contains relevant references from peer-reviewed literature
  • For experimental research, poster presents a clearly defined intervening variable (intervention) and defines a dependent variable (measure)
  • The poster presents original and socially valid research                               
  • Measurement procedure is appropriate and, when applicable, includes interobserver agreement (IOA)
  • Appropriate conclusions are drawn and conclusions do not surpass presented data      
  • Poster is organized and easy to follow                               
  • Poster advantageously uses tables, graphs and photographs             
  • Poster offers ideas for future research or intervention          
  • Lead presenter’s verbal description of the intervention 

Poster Awards

Awards will be presented on Friday morning during the Keynote Welcome and displayed Thursday after the judging is completed. 

Awards include:

Best Adult Poster Sponsored by Quest Autism Programs: $250 check and a $250 voucher towards Autism New Jersey's 32nd Annual Conference

Best Overall Posters:     1st Place Poster - $250; 2nd Place Poster - $100; 3rd Place Poster - $50

Questions?  Contact  Elizabeth Neumann, M.A., BCaBA,, 609.588.8200 x 16.

500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858