2018 Transition Conference | Partnership Sponsor: Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer

2018 Autism New Jersey Transition Conference

February 26, 2018

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel  |  515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830


 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require any specific accommodations to participate in the conference, please contact conference@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x13 as soon as possible.

General Information

Who attends the Transition Conference?

Based on past attendance, the audience of 450 will be evenly split between parents and professionals. Presenters have been asked to target content to a parent audience, but professionals also report significant benefit. (Workshop 10 will primarily benefit professionals, but the others should be fine for either group.)

What food will be provided?

Coffee and tea will be provided in the morning. Lunch will consist of a sandwich and salad buffet. If you have other dietary needs, there is a restaurant onsite.

Where should I park?

Park in the back of the hotel to arrive at the closest entrance to the conference. There is no parking fee.

What is the address of the hotel?

515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830

 

Registration

How much does it cost to attend the conference?

That depends on your membership status and whether you are a parent or professional. “Member” implies that you are an individual Basic, Silver, or Gold member of Autism New Jersey or you are employed by an Organization member. If you would like to become a member, please do so online and wait 48 hours for it to be processed in our system. Then you can log onto your user account at this website to register at that rate. For questions about membership, please contact Lindsay Bevan at membership@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x48. Late Fee:  A late fee of $25 will be added to all registrations received after February 1st.

Who should checks and purchase orders be made out to?

Autism New Jersey

I have to wait for board approval for my purchase order. Can I register now anyway?

No, we must have at least the P.O. number. Your registration cannot be completed without it. Registrants should submit requests to their boards as soon as possible to leave ample time for processing and approval and avoid the $25 late fee required on P.O.s dated after February 1st.

Do I have to select workshops?

It is not required but enables us to serve you more effectively. Providing your workshop selections helps us gauge attendance to assign classroom space and create the appropriate number of handouts. If you change your mind, that is not a problem and you don’t need to inform us. Please note that seating is still first-come, first-served; selections are not guarantees of seating.

I am having trouble deciding which workshops to attend. Do you have any suggestions?

Contact Education & Training Director, Elizabeth Neumann, M.A., BCaBA at conference@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 x45 for assistance in choosing workshops to meet your specific needs.

When will registration close?

Registrations will not be processed after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Online registration will be taken down, and forms should not be emailed, faxed, and mailed after Thursday. If we have not reached maximum capacity, you may register onsite with cash, check, credit card, or a purchase order. Please call or check the website to verify that seats are still available. A $25 late fee applies for any registrations after February 1, including walk-ins.

Do you take walk-in registrations?

Yes. We prefer that you register in advance so that we can plan food and other logistics. For onsite registration, you must pay with cash, check, or credit card, or have a purchase order with you before you will be admitted to the conference. A $25 late fee applies for any registrations after February 1, including walk-ins.

I am no longer able to attend. Can I get a refund or send someone in my place?

You may receive a full refund if you submit your request in writing by February 9 to conference@autismnj.org. Refunds will not be given after that date, but substitutions for those who qualify at the same rate will be accepted.

What if there is a snowstorm?

If Autism New Jersey reschedules this event due to unforeseen circumstances such as a snowstorm, you will be notified by phone and email on February 22-23 of the new date.

Documentation

Will there be an attendance certificate I can bring to my employer?

General attendance certificates (also good for the Department of Education) will be available in the last workshop session. If you need to leave earlier, you may pick up an adjusted certificate at the registration area.

What continuing education credits are available?

Because content is designed for a primarily parent audience, no professional CEUs are offered. BCBAs may be able to submit the hours as Type 3 credits. Other professionals should check with their boards to see if there is an option for non-approved events. General attendance certificates will be available.

Can teachers (or other school personnel) earn professional development hours?

If you attend the keynote and all 4 workshop sessions, the general attendance certificate will reflect 6 hours of professional development.

I teach in another state. Will I get credit for these hours?

Each state’s requirements may be different, so double-check with your state agency. Most, if not all, states should honor these hours through the NJ Department of Education. If in doubt, take a certificate!

Exhibitors

(please see the exhibitor terms for additional details)

When can I set up my exhibit?

Please check in at registration at 7:30 am to be directed to your assigned table. There should be traffic from 8:00 to 8:30 when the keynote begins. Though some will visit the exhibits during the workshops, it will likely be busiest during lunch (11:15-12:25).

When can I break down my exhibit?

Some attendees will arrive later in the day or plan to spend later workshop sessions visiting the exhibits, so exhibits should stay up until 3:00pm.

What is included in my exhibit space?

You will have a 6’ table and one chair. In order to fit the maximum number of exhibitors, there will not be room for large pop-up displays. The exhibitor representative is welcome to attend workshops if (s)he chooses.

Can I bring additional colleagues to staff the exhibit?

Only one registration is included with the exhibit. Any other personnel who plan to join the exhibitor representative onsite must be registered for the conference separately. We do not offer an “exhibit only” registration option.

Will there be electricity and Wifi at my exhibit?

Although there is no guaranteed access, free Wifi should be available in all three areas. Electrical outlets may not be available.

When can I eat?

You are welcome to the lunch buffet as soon as the servers finish setting up. This should give you time to eat before workshop session A is dismissed.

My organization is no longer able to exhibit. Can my fee be refunded?

Yes, if you notify Stephanie in writing by February 1.


Sponsors:

Thank you to the following sponsors and supporters for making this event possible.

 
Keynote Sponsor: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health NK Friends of Cyrus
Scholarship Fund Donor: PerformCare


Learn more about sponsorship options>>

Bellwether Behavioral Health

CEA Schools

 

Transition Services should:
  • be a part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • be based on a student’s individual preferences and interests.
  • begin at age 14 (or earlier if applicable).
  • be a long-range plan that emphasizes skills that are needed for adult life.

More transition resources>>

Planning the Transition From School to Adult Life

Download our new transition publication.  

Remember, our Helpline is also available to answer your transition-related questions: 800.4.AUTISM or information@autismnj.org.

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

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