INTEGRAL is an autism conference like no other. It puts adults on the autism spectrum front and center, not as a subject for others to discuss, but to come together and exchange perspectives with non-autistic professionals and parents so that everyone can learn from each other.
Adults on the autism spectrum don’t have as much of a voice as they should. Their roles and relevance to autism issues are under-represented not only scientifically and politically, but within the autism community itself. Yet adults on the autism spectrum have a tremendous amount of lived experience that can help put autism issues into their most proper context – the context of what it’s actually like to live a life on the autism spectrum.
INTEGRAL is dedicated to expanding and improving communication between adults on the autism spectrum and the countless specialists, supporters, and family members whose lives and work are entwined with theirs, with a focus on ensuring that adult autism voices are fully and accurately represented to professional, political, and parental leaders in the wider autism community. “Nothing about us without us."
Have a connection to autism? We want you there. All stakeholders of the autism community are invited to attend – adults on the spectrum, parents, support workers, researchers, clinicians, therapists, educators, social workers, disability advocates, law enforcement, and business leaders, among others. The biggest goal of INTEGRAL is to get lots of perspectives sharing ideas, educating each other, and forging a stronger community through direct interaction.