Registration Information

COVID-19 Update

This year has brought unexpected challenges and changes that have required us to adapt to a new way of life. As always, the health and safety of all attendees and speakers is our number one priority. Although we would love to see you in person, for the first time ever the Thompson Center Autism Conference will be offered entirely online.

Registration Fees

Registration fees include two days of sessions led by leaders in the field of autism, access to session videos for 72 hours , conference materials and access to exhibitor information. Continuing Education Credits are offered for an additional fee. Continuing education can only be earned for watching the session live, in real time. Live sessions can be viewed via the Zoom platform. Zoom is an easy to use online meeting space and can be accessed from any computer, smart phone, or tablet using high-speed internet.

Registration Type
Online Attendance
University Student $200
Parent/Caregiver $200

*University students are defined as those attending a higher education institution during the current semester. Proof of student status may be required.

Continuing Education

At this time, we anticipate to offer continuing education with the following organizations/accrediting bodies:

  • APA
  • ASHA
  • BACB
  • CME
  • NASP

Cost for Continuing Education is $50 per accreditation type. Please see the Continuing Education page for further details. Continuing Education must be purchased no later than Wednesday, September 23rd.

How to Register

Click here to be taken to the registration portal.

If you must obtain approval from your organization to register, you may download the Paper Registration Form. Paper registrations should only be used in cases of approval. All payment must still occur through the registration portal. The Thompson Center cannot accept payments over the phone. If you wish to pay using a check, the registration portal offers an “e-check option.

If you wish to register using a purchase order, please email or call 573-884-1619.

Cancellation Policy

In the unlikely event that the conference is cancelled, attendees will receive a full refund. Attendees who previously registered for in-person will be refunded the difference in price between the in-person and online ticket or have the option to receive a full refund. Request for refunds due to cancellation must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. CST on September 17th. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date and no refunds will be issued for non-attendance. Substitutions are welcomed. Please send all refund or substitution requests to

Promotional codes must be used at the time of checkout. Promotional codes cannot be applied retroactively and no refunds will be issued for unused codes.

Special Needs

It is our mission to make sure that the conference is accessible and enjoyable for all attendees. The University of Missouri complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). If you require any auxiliary aids or services, please note your request during the registration process.

If you need other accommodations, please note your request during the registration process. You may also email or call (573) 884-6276. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

Grievance Procedure

Please click here for a copy of the Grievance Procedure.

For questions about registration, please email

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