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 that 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 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