36th Annual Conference | October 18 & 19, 2018  |  Atlantic City, NJ

October 18 & 19, 2018

Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center  |  Atlantic City, NJ

Join us for 70 workshops, 100 exhibitors, research posters, and more! The conference offers workshops on diverse topics ranging from instructional strategies to state service systems to advocacy. Caregivers and professionals may benefit from information pertaining to individuals of all ages and varying abilities. 

Registration will open in May

Look for a registration brochure in your mailbox month. Our new online registration platform will launch mid-May. 

Research Posters

Autism New Jersey’s Annual Conference is known for sharing the latest evidence-based information, so professionals and students are encouraged to submit poster proposals to reach this target audience. The poster session will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 12:20 - 1:20 pm, sponsored by the Association for Science in Autism Treatment.

New for 2018: Adult Autism Research Poster Competition, sponsored by the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology! The winner will receive a $1,000 fellowship and briefly share his/her findings during the conference keynote. To be eligible, study participants must be 21 years or older. Please read this additional information on the competition.

Proposal Content

  • A committee of experts will review all proposals for their relevance to the autism community, content, quality, and clarity.  Lead authors will be notified of their approval status by September 1.
    • Posters should include a brief literature review and a clear description of the research design, methods, results and conclusion. For research investigating the effects of an intervention, experimental control should be documented using single-subject, group, or other appropriate designs. Be sure to include graphed data with clear explanations.
    • Additional considerations:
      • Original and socially valid research
      • Relevant references from peer-reviewed literature
      • For experimental research, clearly defined independent and dependent variables
      • Appropriate measurement procedures, including interobserver agreement when applicable 
      • Conclusions which do not surpass presented data
      • Layout is organized and easy to follow
      • Advantageous use of tables, graphs, and photographs
      • Ideas for future research or intervention
  • Only those posters eligible for the Adult Autism Research Poster Competition will be judged. The winner will be notified by September 1. [Posters related to other ages are welcomed for the general poster session but will not qualify for the competition.]

Once Approved

  • Register: At least one author must be available for questions during the poster session.
    • 50% registration discount available for each lead author! To register and receive the discount after your poster has been approved, please complete a registration form (online registration is not available with this discount).
    • Every author who will be onsite must register for the conference.
    • Handouts: Bring a minimum of 100 that provide a summary of the poster and references.
    • Display Options: Bring a poster with a foam/cardboard backing for display on an easel OR a paper version to pin to a portable tackboard.


Contact Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA at sflamini@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x16 with any questions.

Thank you to our poster sponsors:


Unfortunately, online registration is not available for lead authors. To register and receive the discount after your poster has been approved, please complete a registration form.


2018 Call for Posters

500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858
Email: information@autismnj.org