Autism Summit

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Build awareness, create change

The Idaho Autism Summit is an event that happens every other year, bringing together families and friends to promote autism awareness and acceptance of people with ASD.

Established in 2019, the conference welcomes speakers from all walks of life. It focuses on building a platform from which we can promote knowledge, share experiences and create new ideas that help those with ASD thrive within their communities.

Virtual (Un)Conference 2021

What is an (un)conference?

The Idaho Autism Summit presents our 2021 virtual (Un)Conference!

We know in these uncertain times that things look a little different. This is why we're moving the 2021 Autism Summit to an online format. The virtual (Un)Conference will feature sessions on April 10 and 24 from 10am to 12:30pm MT on Zoom.

We are planning to provide a way for all people to share their lived experience, knowledge, and ideas about creating and promoting acceptance of people with ASD in our communities. NO CMEs / CEs / CEUs.

Join us at this year's (un)conference

Each (Un)Conference session will feature stories from our friends and community – your stories.

This year's speakers will share their lived experience, knowledge and ideas about creating and promoting acceptance over two half-day sessions. April 10 will focus on individuals with ASD and family members. April 24 will focus on educators and professionals. 


April 10

  • Katie Hodges
  • Ian Bott
  • DR Valarie Illguth
  • Bailey Butterfield
  • Ron and Robby Oberleitner

April 24

  • Nick Browneller
  • Janessa Thomas
  • Abhilash Desai
  • Toni DiPetrio
  • Adrienne Seamans

Submit your stories

We are looking for:

  • Ted Talk like sessions – 5 to 15 minutes long
  • positive, inspiring, passionate solutions-focused talks
  • presentations that will inspire and transform (raw and straight from the heart)
  • poems, art, comedy, and other forms of expression are welcome
  • involvement of individuals with Autism and their families (planning to execution) is top priority.

All great ideas (with a hefty dose of passion and courage) are welcome – they do not have to be “evidence-based”. All speakers are welcome – you do not have to be an "expert”. You just have to speak from the heart. Submissions are closed. 

If you have any questions about registration or the Autism Summit (Un)Conference, please contact Richelle Tierney at