The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

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Join autism and disability leaders from across the nation and around the world.

Be part of the 12th annual face-to-face gathering of state and national leaders, educators, parents, service providers, self-advocates, scholars, and policy makers as we collectively focus on common concerns and share proven solutions that address issues and challenges experienced by individuals with autism, sensory disabilities, and low-incidence disabilities across their lifespan.

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New at OCALICON 2018!

Special Education
Leadership Institute

Hosted in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children and OCALI, the Special Education Leadership Institute is designed to provide a platform for special education leaders to collaborate, share research and best practices, and inspire change for students with disabilities.

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OCALICON 2017 by the numbers

348 Presenters
216 Sessions
94 Exhibitors
1,955 Participants
39 States
5 Countries


Engage in interactive sessions, poster presentations, and an exhibit hall that showcase research-based, world-class, and successful strategies, techniques, and tools from organization and industry leaders.


Network and share your own experiences, ideas, and practices with thoughtful, energized, and passionate professionals and parents from across the United States and around the globe.


Refresh your work by synthesizing and applying new ideas and strategies.