38th Annual Conference FAQ

Troubleshooting Keynote/Zoom Audio

Some of you may have experienced audio or video issues with the live Keynote via Zoom.   We’re sorry if you had technical issues.  The recording of the Keynote will be available until January 14, 2021 so you can rewatch Dr. Taylor’s presentation in its entirety or any parts you missed.  The issues only occurred for a small subset of users.  They should not be an issue with the recorded sessions.  Issues often occur with live streaming and can be caused by a weak wifi connection or equipment.

If you have any concerns, you can reach out to us at conference@autismnj.org


General Information

What are the dates and times of the conference?

This year’s 38th Annual Conference will be held on October 15 & 16 from 9 am to 4 pm. Attendees will have full access to the pre-recorded workshops and virtual exhibit hall 24/7 between October 15, 2020 and January 14, 2021.

What is the target audience for this event?

This conference is for parents, educators, behavior analysts, professionals from variety of disciplines, students, and anyone interested in learning more about autism. Historically, our in-person Annual Conference hosted nearly 1,500 participants. With the virtual event, we hope to appeal to new participants beyond driving distance as well as our regular attendees.

How much does it cost to register?

For only $99, registrants will have access to more than 60 pre-recorded workshops including live chat with speakers, an interactive exhibit hall, live Q&A sessions with renowned experts, as well as networking opportunities with other attendees.

For $49 more, BACB certificants can earn CEUs for all 36 BACB-approved workshops.

Is financial assistance available?

Scholarships are available as funds allow if you are a parent/caregiver of an individual with autism. The Anthony E. Meyer Conference Scholarship Fund is available to offset the cost of registration. Funds are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply>>

Can I donate to the scholarship fund?

Yes, to make a scholarship donation click here>>



Virtual Platform

What is the virtual conference platform?

Whova is our official Annual Conference online platform! Watch Whova’s How-To Guide to help you make the most of your user experience.

Do I need a specific web app on my device to participate?

Whova can be viewed on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device. supports all mainstream streaming and video services and can run on any browsers on laptops or desktops. Whova’s mobile app runs both on Android and iPhone. Search “Whova” in the App Store on your iPhone or in Google Play on your Android phone.

If you are using Whova on your desktop, you do not need to have any specific programs installed; you will just need to be connected to WiFi.

I want to participate but I am in a different time zone, can this be accommodated?

Yes. Whova automatically converts the session times to each user’s time zone.

Can I access the Annual Conference platform before October 15?

Yes, you can look at the community board to view other attendees, the workshop schedule and descriptions to build your own schedule based on your needs, and view the exhibitors and sponsors. You will not have access to interactive features or workshops until the day of the conference.


Registration

How do I register for the conference?

You will register online.

How much are BACB CEUs?

CEUs are a $49, non-refundable, flat rate regardless of how many CEUs you earn.

How do I pay for my BACB CEUs?

During registration: If you would like to earn BACB credits, please ensure that your registration ticket type is “All-Access Registration and CEUs” in your registration summary.

Pay Separately: If you need to pay for your CEUs separately, email conference@autismnj.org.

Is the CEU fee waived for Autism New Jersey Silver and Gold Members?

Yes, the CEU fee is waived for Silver and Gold level members. If you don’t know your member status, contact membership@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x10048. Learn more about membership>>

Can I register online with a purchase order?

Yes, you can do so through our check and purchase order registration form. A valid check or purchase order number as well as names and email addresses for all attendees are required to submit, so be sure that you have this information ready before starting the form.

Can I register multiple people at once?

Yes. The registration form can accommodate registering up to 10 people at once.

Can my registration be refunded?

Yes, we can facilitate a refund for your registration minus a processing fee of $25 if you notify us in writing to conference@autismnj.org before THIS DATE, 2020.


Workshops

How will the workshops be delivered?

The workshops will be pre-recorded by the presenter(s) and made available at their scheduled times with the presenters available for live text chat. The workshops will be available until January 14, 2021 to view at a later time.

Can I customize my own workshop schedule?

Yes. You can use the agenda to browse workshop descriptions and speaker information. You are able to filter each workshop by tracks and add them to your schedule to start building your custom conference experience based on your unique needs and priorities.

Will you have any live sessions?

Yes. The keynote will be live, and this year we will be hosting live Q & A sessions so attendees can talk with experts on challenging behavior, social skills, race/culture, and insurance/Medicaid.

I want to be sure I attend workshops that will best address my needs. Can you help?

Workshops can be sorted by tracks based on topics. For personal assistance, please feel free to contact Stephanie at sflamini@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x10016 to discuss recommendations.

I would love to connect with others at the conference. How can I do this?

Our virtual platform offers the option to set up virtual meetups and networking rooms that can be facilitated by anyone (parent or professional) to lead a specific guided discussion.


Professional Development

Department of Education hours

I am a teacher (or other school personnel). Can I earn professional development hours?

New Jersey Department of Education professional development hours can be earned for all  75-minute workshops watched in their entirety. Only workshops with the green “NJ DOE PD HOURS” icon qualify for NJ DOE PD, and you can search for these as a track. There is no charge for DOE credits. Proof of attendance (including sufficient documentation for DOE certificates) will be available.

Continuing Education Credits

What types of CE credits are available this year?

BACB credits only will be offered. Sorry, APA, ASHA, and SW credits will not be offered this year. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and are hoping to offer these CE credit types next year. Please contact Stephanie Flamini at sflamini@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x10016 for questions.

How many BACB CEU credits can I earn?

Autism New Jersey is an Approved Continuing Education provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). 1.5 Learning CEUs will be available for each of the 36 BACB approved workshops. You can earn credits for workshops viewed on recording anytime between October 15, 2020 and January 14, 2021.

What workshops are for BACB credits?

Only certain workshops qualify for BACB credits. Our workshop agenda lists those that qualify, simply filter workshops by the “BACB CE Credits” track.

I think my employer will pay for my CE credits. Can you bill me?

We can provide a receipt that you can submit to your employer for reimbursement. Payment must be submitted with your registration if collecting CEUs. Please email conference@autismnj.org if you are already registered and need to upgrade your registration to include the $49 fee.

NEW:  Certificates Process

When will I get my certificates (BACB and Professional Development)?

Autism New Jersey will send certificates via email every 30 days with your cumulative total from the start of the conference on October 15th through the end of the 90-day access period on January 14th.

Certificates will include all workshops to date.  You will be receiving three certificates total.

>>November:  The November certificate will have all workshops viewed from October 15 – November 14 and be sent on or approximately November 20.

>>December:  The December certificate will have all workshops viewed from October 15 – December 14 and be sent on or approximately December 20.

>>Final Certificate:  The final certificate will include all workshops viewed for the entire event and will be sent on or approximately January 20, 2021.

If you do not watch additional workshops during any future time periods, you can disregard the later notices.

If you need your certificate sooner than 30 days from the day you viewed the event, contact conference@autismnj.org.


Sponsorship & Advertising

Are there still sponsorship and advertising options available?

Yes, marketing options are available. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsorship levels are available. Having your logo (or more) in our e-blasts, website, event platform, and social media is a powerful way to draw attention to your organization! Digital advertising options for our e-newsletters and the website are also available.


Exhibitors

What is the price for a booth?

The purchase of a virtual exhibit table is $350 and includes one all-access registration for the exhibit representative listed on the exhibitor application.

What is included in my virtual exhibit space?

Exhibitors will have full access to customize their virtual exhibit booth. Add features such as videos, links to video conferences (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.), promotional material, and more. Live text chat will be available so you can chat with interested participants in real time. We will provide plenty of instructions and tech support for you to make the most of this opportunity. The exhibit representative will have full conference access and be able to access analytics to follow up with participants who viewed the exhibit. Please contact Stephanie at sflamini@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x10016 for any exhibitor questions.

How do I apply to exhibit?

You can apply with the online application. Review the exhibitor terms and clinical review process prior to submitting an application.

Can I do research recruitment at my exhibit table?

Exhibitors interested in distributing information to recruit participants for research studies may not do so without prior approval. To seek approval, please contact Stephanie Flamini at sflamini@autismnj.org.

Can I see a virtual demo?

Here is an exhibitor video from Whova and a How To Guide for exhibitors that may help you visualize the event.

Still have questions? Email conference@autismnj.org