Bi-Monthly Symposia

Bimonthly symposia are presentations by leading professionals designed to incorporate the interests of researchers and healthcare professionals in New Jersey along with the areas of critical needs identified by the autism community and the NJACE. The topics in these speaker series will be deliberately curated to address areas ranging from the causes of autism to the latest innovative approaches to management. 

Susan. L. Hyman, M.D., is a world-renowned developmental pediatrician, professor and researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Hyman has more than three decades of experience in the field of autism spectrum disorders, specializing in the management of autism and the potential environmental, medical and genetic causes of autism. Dr. Hyman is the former chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on autism. Her recent research has focused on medical comorbidities, effective behavioral treatments and on the diet and nutrition of children with autism.

Adriana Di Martino, MD., is an internationally recognized autism researcher and the founding research director for the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Di Martino specializes in research aiming to understand the neurobiology of autistic individuals using brain imaging and improving our understanding of overlaps in the neural bases of other neurodevelopmental conditions that commonly co-occur with autism, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Annual Conference

The NJACE will be hosting an annual conference that aims to bring together leading local and national researchers and physicians in the field of autism and related areas. The conferences’ agendas will include a variety of presentations, panel discussions and workshops on timely and engaging topics in autism that capture the diverse interests and expertise of the attendees and broader research and practice communities. Continuing education units will be available in a variety of fields.

The NJACE annual conference will be a one-day event in fall of 2024. We look forward to releasing more details soon.


Workshops are designed to be both didactic and interactive, providing professionals with an opportunity to learn from experts in the field of autism. Each workshop will have clearly defined learning objectives for the targeted audience and will cover a critical area of need.

Practica are unique opportunities offered through the NJACE, in which participants can engage in extended, hands-on training in a specialized setting, such as a community-based program or hospital. These opportunities are tailored to individualized learning objectives for participants. 

Please use this survey to tell the NJACE more about what type of practica or workshops you would be interested in.

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