Frequently Asked Questions

Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit  is right for you if you want to know more about:

  • New ways of thinking about autism
  • Strategies to help support your child or youth on the autism spectrum 
  • The views of autistic self-advocates and how they are contributing to the field of autism
  • The science and research that is currently taking place at Holland Bloorview to inform best practice in autism

and much more!

FREE Access to Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit is from Dec 1st to December 5th, 2020. You will have access to each day’s five pre-recorded interviews/conversations for 24 hours on the day that they are released (starting at 8 a.m EST to 8 a.m EST the next day)

This a virtual event and it is FREE FOR ALL to attend for five days (December 1st to 5th, 2020). You can ‘attend’ the conference on this website from your desktop, laptop or phone and from wherever you have access to the Internet.

The information is intended for parents/caregivers of children and youth on the autism spectrum and/or service providers supporting these families. Teachers, Early Childhood Educators and other health care or education professionals who work with individuals on the autism spectrum are also welcomed to attend!

Of course! The Summit is open to ALL. The Internet has no boundaries and neither do we.  Please note that we cannot accommodate different time zones. Access to each Summit day will be given at 8 a.m. EST until 8 a.m EST the next morning. You will receive an email from Eventbrite (written by Moira) on each Summit day at 8 a.m. EST with each day’s internet link password.

They vary from 30-70 minutes each.

All of the interviews will be available for 24 hours, starting at 8 a.m EST time and ending on the following day at 8 a.m EST. You can view any of the day’s five presentations anytime during that period. Each day you will receive an email with a link to the five interviews featured in each Summit Day. To convert the time into your local time you can use this time zone converter

Please note that the videos are working fine in our hosting platform. The videos are hosted in Vimeo, which is a video hosting platform like YouTube. This means that millions of people could be watching a particular video at any time. The issue may have something to do with your internet connection. Try refreshing the page or trying another device to watch the summit from such as your phone. 

Yes, you can purchase Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit and you will receive access to all of the interview recordings for an additional 90 days as well as the audio for each of the talks that you’ll be able to download and keep. You can save 50 percent off the Summit price or pay $129 Canadian dollars if you purchase the Summit before or during the five free Summit days or you can purchase the Summit after it closes at its full price of $258 Canadian dollars. The 90 day access period will begin on December 8th, 2020 at 8 a.m EST and end on March 8th, 2021 at 8 a.m EST.

Between December 1st to 5th, 2020 you will be able to purchase Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit for $129 Canadian dollars (50% off the regular price). The price goes up to the Summit’s full price of $258 Canadian dollars as of December 7th at 8 a.m EST, 2020.

We will provide you with a Certificate of Participation with the purchase of Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit. You will need to check with your organization as to whether you can use this certificate for continuing education credits.