The first Autism Expo was held on Saturday, September 30, 2006. It was held at the United Methodist Church in Anderson, OH and over 2,200 people attended this FREE family event.
Since then, Families with ASD has hosted a total of 7 Autism Expos. Each expo is FREE to families and has helped over 16,000 people connect with autism information and providers. Families with ASD has also printed out over 15 thousand copies of the Autism Yellow Pages © which is a must have resource guide created by ASD Founder, Julia Ann Smith.
2014 Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo
The Families with ASD'S Autism Board is very excited to announce our 8th Annual Autism Expo is going to be held on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at the Sharonville Convention Center! This year we will be inviting ALL Special Needs and Medical Disorders to join us!
You can register here online, or If you would like a full copy of the 2014 Autism & ALL Special & Medical Needs Expo Registration Packet with info on table registration, breakout sessions, Autism & All Yellow Pages Advertisement Opportunities, and Sponsorship Opportunities, please email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org .
When asked about the change of date, Julia Ann Smith, Founder of Families with ASD said, "We had to change our venue to accommodate the growth of our annual Autism Expo. We loved having our event at Live Oaks, but our Expo was outgrowing the space. We stated searching for a new, more centrally located venue in February. We are excited to announce our new venue is the Sharonville Convention Center!” With the change of venue comes a change of date. The Annual Autism Expo is moving permanently to April, during Autism Awareness Month.
Also, new this year, the Autism Expo will be expanding to meet the needs of all abilities. “We are going to invite all special needs and medical organizations to join us this year”, said Smith. “We have been asked by parents of children with multi-diagnosis to consider opening our expo up to other needs. Many of our Autism providers are already offering services to other diagnosis outside of Autism so we agreed this would be a great way to continue to help families in need connect and network with service providers who can help their family. It is a win, win idea.”
One thing that won’t change is that the Families with ASD’s Autism Expo will remain FREE to families. Families will NOT need to register. Another thing that will not change is that every family will get a FREE copy of the Autism & ALL Special Needs Yellow Pages ©.
If you are a service provider who is interested in registering for a table, or to be included in the Autism Yellow Pages ©, then click the link above. You can register online or via mail.
Families with ASD is also actively looking for organizations that would like to become a 2014 Autism Expo Sponsor. Please contact Julia at email@example.com , or call Julia at 513-444-4979 to learn more.
Everyone is invited to our great FREE event. This is a "Must Attend" event for anyone touched by autism and special needs. What a perfect opportunity for families and educators to gather important information about autism services in our community! Educators and Families DO NOT need to register. This is a Family Centered Event. We want you to bring your kids. We will have FREE Family Activities for you all day at the Expo. Just drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. We will see you on Saturday, April 19th , 2014!!! Seven years ago, Families with ASD decided to put together an information fair that would try to connect families who live with autism to organizations that offer services for autism. They wanted it to be free for families and they wanted it to be family centered so that even the children could attend. In seven short years, Families with ASD has helped over 15,000 people connect with providers, therapist, doctors, and organizations that offer services for autism with their FREE one-day events. Families with ASD has also written, printed, and handed out over 15,000 FREE copies of the Autism Yellow Pages © to families, educators, therapist, churches, doctor’s offices and is even handed out at Children’s Hospital.
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