ATTENTION if you are registering more than 1 attendee you must use their email NOT yours.

All conference correspondence is distributed via email. We must have every email to assure that participants receive important conference information and links (handouts, tickets, certificates, etc.).

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS-Continuing Education Units are contracted with various brokers. Fees are not assessed by the accrediting agency. The number of CEUs for the conference has not been determined at this time.  We are in the process of submitting for approval. You may purchase CEUs at anytime up to the day of the conference. The following will be offered: APA, ASHA and BCBA. CEUs may be purchased with registration for an additional fee or at the conference during registration.


The Pre-Conference Day offers educators an opportunity to learn new concepts and creative classroom applications. The day will begin at 8:00 with two keynotes followed by breakout sessions by the keynote presenters as well as PEPSA Partners. The day will conclude with an opportunity to connect with the PEPSA Partners at a poster session.


Sat & Sun will offer a series of breakout sessions and keynote presentations. The purpose of the annual conference is to provide information on state-of-the-art practices in areas that promote best practices in education, early intervention and quality community based life-styles for individuals with autism, deaf-blindness, and related disabilities.  Conference participants will learn about current research findings and their implications, as well as practical strategies related to communication and social interventions, transitions to adulthood, education, early intervention, and school and community inclusion.

PLEASE NOTE: There are 4 levels of registration. 1) An adult with ASD registered with a CARD center. 2) A parent/guardian/caregiver of an individual with ASD or an educator in the public system or private system and 3.) A professional. CARD recognizes a professional as a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity and whose competence can usually be measured against an established set of standards and 4) A student registration for those 18+ years in high school or college/university. 

Early bird registration will end October 11, 2018 at midnight.


FREE DAY PEPSA Pre-Conference Day for Educators (FRIDAY ONLY)
  • This ticket is for Fri, 01/18/19 ONLY.
  • DO NOT USE if you are attending Saturday & Sunday too.
$124.95 Early Bird Professional (Friday Optional)
  • A member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity and whose competence can usually be measured against an established set of standards. Price ends October 11, 2018.
$89.95 Early Bird Family/Educator
(Friday Optional)
  • For family members/guardians of individuals with ASD & educators K-12 in private or public schools.
  • Friday is optional for attendance at no additional charge.
  • Price ends October 11, 2018.
$49.95 Student
  • This ticket is for a student attending high school/college or a university.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
$28.41 Adult with ASD
(Friday Optional)
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • diagnosed with ASD.
  • registered with a CARD Center in Florida.
  • If this fee is a hardship contact your CARD office.
$375-$490 ADOS 2 Clinical
  • Without Manual $375
  • With Manual $490
  • Participants MUST have an ADOS 2 to attend training


All cancellations MUST be received in writing by the following methods.

  • Email:
  • Mail:  PALS, Attn:  Cancellation, PO Box 781458, Orlando, FL  32878-1458
    postmarked no later than December 19, 2018

Refund Deadline: ON OR BEFORE December 19, 2018

Registration cancellations received on or before the deadline will be eligible for a refund minus a one-time $30 processing fee. Note: The amount refunded will never exceed the amount paid.

Cancellation requests postmarked  AFTER December 19, 2018 and electronic cancellation requests posted after MIDNIGHT December 19, 2018, will not be eligible for a refund.