We are no longer accepting applications for speakers or volunteers for the 2018 conference. All positions have been filled. Thank you.

October 13th-14th, 2018

San Diego, CA

Love is part of the human experience
People on the spectrum long for love and connection
Give love, receive love, it’s no different with persons on the spectrum

2018 Love & Autism Conference

 100% autistic representation on main stage

 15 main stage presenters, 4 main stage performers & 15+ breakout sessions

 4 unique conference tracks including conference track for young autistic self-advocates 12+

 Accommodations designed to create safe autistic space throughout the entire conference experience

 Music, art, special events, and more!

When we started this conference 5 years ago, it was a small, local conference with the belief that everyone deserves the highest quality relationship possible. There was, and still is, a devastating and pervasive myth that autistic people are not interested in creating meaningful relationships, nor capable of love. We know every human being needs love and human connection.  

Today, Love & Autism is so much more than our original vision. Our mission grew along the way. We are creating a world where autistic people are valued and worthy.

October 13-14th, 2018
9:00AM - 4:30PM
Liberty Station Conference Center, San Diego, CA

We value neurodivergent leaders and reject the pathology paradigm because the development of healthy autistic identities matters. Allowing love to lead us, we create powerful change in the world. Don’t settle for the status quo, trust your heart. This is Love & Autism

Who is Love & Autism for? Parents, Professional and Self-Advocates

A portion of each day will involve small group learning to process and deepen your experience. Select the breakout tracks best suited to your needs to customize your conference experience. This is your journey. Decide what you need.  

Do

Participants in this track will try, create, and explore new ideas for both personal and family growth.

Learn

In this track, experienced guides will provide practical tips and solutions on issues that are important to you.

Connect

This track creates safe space for meaningful dialogue amongst us for a deeper sense of connection.

Belong

This track for autistic teens, is a 2-day small group designed to grow experiences of belonging, authenticity and self-love.

What people are saying...

This conference was amazing. I learned so much I could use as a parent and a professional. I’m leaving inspired and renewed.

Aisha Pope

Parent, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Roots & Wings Consulting

Thanks again for the invitation to the conference and to your commitment to making it an autistic-friendly and pro-neurodiversity event. Overall, I think the conference was fantastic.

Nick Walker

Author, Educator, Speaker, Owner of Autonomous Press

Thank you for holding this conference which is so full of love and understanding. It is so wonderful to hear the stories and lessons of the true experts on autism.

Parent

My favorite conference by a long shot.

Dr. Joshua Feder

Child and Family Psychiatrist, Learn More

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Why this price point?
Our conference offers an honorarium and travel accommodations for all speakers! With 80%of our speaker identifying as on the spectrum, this is our commitment to fair wages for people with disabilities.

© 2014-2018 Love & Autism. All rights reserved. 619-600-0683

Website: Alford Creative

Why this price point?
Our conference offers an honorarium and travel accommodations for all speakers! With 80%of our speaker identifying as on the spectrum, this is our commitment to fair wages for people with disabilities.

Sponsered BY:

© 2014-2018 Love & Autism. All rights reserved. 619-600-0683

Website: Alford Creative

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