Families With ASD
Autism Expo FAQs
Written by Ben Miller
Families with ASD Board Member
1. When is the Expo?
The Expo will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Sharonville Convention Center.
2. How much does it cost to get in?
Nothing, this is a free event.
3. How do I get to the Sharonville Convention Center?
The Sharonville Convention Center is located at 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246.
If coming from the north, take I-75 south to Sharon Road (Exit 15). Turn right off the exit and then drive down to the first traffic light. That is Chester Road. Turn right onto Chester and the Convention Center will be on your left.
If coming from the south, still take I-75 to Sharon Road (Exit 15), but instead turn left off of the exit. You will then go two traffic lights before you get to Chester Road. Then turn right and the Convention Center will be on your left.
Full directions can be found at their website or clickhere:
4. Is there parking at the Convention Center?
Absolutely, the Convention Center has parking for more than 1,000 vehicles, all of which is free.
5. I am bringing a child and I’m worried that they’ll be bored while I walk around, do you have anything for children to do while there?
Absolutely. We have two special rooms designed for children to do fun activities. We will have toys for them to play with, coloring pages, and a television showing different movies. Of course, the movies will be appropriate for all ages. Plus, on our main stage, we will have a variety of shows, such as puppet shows and music shows. The Easter Bunny will also make a couple of appearances.
6. Is there food at the Expo?
Yes, the Sharonville Convention Center will have a concession stand operating all day. They will serve a variety of foods, such as hot dogs, chips, doughnuts, candy, hamburgers, and drinks.
Note: Because of this, we are NOT allowed to being any outside food into the expo.
7. Do we have to Register or RSVP for this event?
Absolutely not. This is a free event that anyone can come to at any time. Families do NOT need to register, unless they want to earn CEU's. (See below)
8. Can we earn CEU's for attending?
Absolutely! You can earn 6 Contact Hours (.6 CEU's) just for attending our REE Expo & breakout sessions. However, if you want to earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending, you will need to send an email to Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE March 31st, 2017. Make sure it says RE: CEU for Expo, and that your full name is in the email so that we can have your hard copy of the CEU printed to hand to you at the expo.
9. Specifically, what is at the Expo?
There are groups of people with different resources for people with Autism and special needs. Each vendor is different and has something wonderful to offer. We also have a few breakout sessions where people can hear others speak and learn more about autism.
10. I see in an earlier question that the Easter Bunny will be there, do you know exactly when?
His schedule depends a lot on when the other vendors and performers are on stage. Once we have a list of the performers and can put together a schedule, we can work out his schedule.
11. If I am a business or organization and would like to register for a table, an Autism Yellow Pages Advertisement, or would like to be an event sponsor, where do I go?
Great question! Thanks to all of the wonderful autism & special needs organizations that pay to register for tables, yellow pages listings/advertisements, and business that sponsor our event, we can keep the expo FREE to families. If you are an organization/ business and want to be part of our great event, please go to shop.familieswithasd.org and register today!
12. I have a question that was not answered here, where can I go to get the answer?
You can visit our websiteAutismExpo.org. You can also contact us through our website atFamiliesWithASD.org.
You can also email Julia at Julia@familieswithasd.org.
Save the Date: Our Next Autism & ALL Expo
May of 2019
Families with ASD & ALL IN For Autism is proud to announce our Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo & Autism & All Special Needs Yellow Pages will now be every other year.
As you know we are an ALL Volunteer Organization and putting on the expo takes hundred of hours to pull together.
Early Bird Expo Registration will begin September of 2018.
Click Here to sell all the great organizations that were present!!