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

2017 Demographics


Many Faces, Many Places

OCALICON 2017 welcomed over 1,950 participants from 39 U.S. states – plus Belgium, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. 

Leading professionals from many different sectors and fields – ranging from state-level administrators to "down in the trenches" practitioners – connected with parents/families and individuals with autism or disabilities to share the latest ideas, strategies, and products for addressing the most pressing needs and challenges across the lifespan.

OCALICON 2017 Participant Roles:

K-12 Education : 28%

General Education, Special Education, Transition Specialist, etc.

Related Services : 23%

Behavior Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, SLP, etc.

Administrative : 15%

Curriculum Director, Principal, Superintendent, etc.

Business : 10%

Sales/Marketing, etc.

Families : 9%

Parents, Families, etc.

Higher Education : 6%

Professor, Researcher, Graduate or Undergrad Student, etc.

Early Childhood : 4%

Head Start, Preschool, Early Intervention Specialist, etc.

Adult Services : 3%

Adult Residential Provider, DD Support Services Administrator, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, etc.

Individuals with Disabilities : 1%

ASD, TBI, etc.

Health Care : <1%

Nurse, Pediatrician, etc.