Information for Attendees
Thank you for participating in the 2020 Savannah Autism Conference! While many autism conferences focus on fixing and curing autistic individuals, we focus on changing society and building a community where everyone is a supported and valued member. It is our mission to continue pushing the Savannah community to improve and increase its capacity for meaningful inclusion of autistic children, teens, and adults. We have planned this conference with the hope that each of you will leave with new tools and strategies you can incorporate into your life immediately. – Faye and Nicole
Speaker Presentation Materials
Printed copies will not be available at the conference. Speaker presentation documents may be downloaded here.
The Richmond Hill City Center sits amidst J.F. Gregory Park on more than 300 acres of serene, natural wetlands. The building is an environmentally LEED-certified, two-story space, located just 12 miles from Savannah, Georgia. Our conference location was chosen in the hope that it will facilitate a community building environment where our participants may focus on expanding their knowledge, free from excessive external stimuli. Address: 520 Cedar Street, JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.
Complimentary parking is available on site.
Please check in at either our general registration or CEU registration tables. Please pick up your name tags and conference material. Color coded communication stickers will be available for self-advocates.
Instructions for CEU Certificates
The conference is proud to be approved for CEUs by Georgia Southern University, Babies Can’t Wait and Licensed Professional Counselors Association. Detailed information can be found on our site.
A quiet room will be provided for the duration of the event. Find a workshop volunteer if you need preferential seating during any workshop, and they will seat you accordingly.
Each day we will provide a light morning snack, lunch and an afternoon break. An assortment of hot and cold beverages will be available throughout the day. You have the option of eating lunch indoors, on the covered veranda or outside surrounded by natural beauty. If you need access to lunch prior to the crowd and the lines, please let a volunteer know.
Internet and Personal Devices
Complimentary Wifi is available to all conference participants on site.
Be mindful of autistic participants and sensory sensitivities:
Please do NOT wear any fragrances to this event.
REFRAIN from using flash photography.
LOOK for color coded communication stickers! Some of our guests will be wearing color coded stickers to identify how they wish to be approached. Please be respectful and adhere to the following guidelines.
This person is actively seeking communication; they may have trouble initiating conversations but want to be approached by people who are interested in talking.
This person only wants to talk to people they recognize; You should not approach this person to talk, UNLESS you have already met the person face-to-face, This person might approach others to talk, and in this case, you are welcome to reciprocate.
This person probably does not want to talk to anyone. You should not approach this person to talk. This person might approach others to talk, and in this case, you are welcome to reciprocate.