General Information about 16th Annual Alabama Autism Conference

Registration

The registration fee to attend the full-day conference is $149 per person (early bird rate prior to January 31, 2017; registration after January 31, 2017 is $199 per person). The conference fees include handout materials, CEU certificate, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. Registration fees do not include lodging which is the responsibility of the participant. A group discount of 10% is available for organizations sending three or more persons to same event. Group registrations must be submitted simultaneously for this discounted fee to apply. A special student rate of $75 per person for the conference is available to students providing proof of student status when registering. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first served basis; some sessions may have class limits. Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees, travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain or improve professional skills. The University of Alabama is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make your request for accommodation at least 30 calendar days in advance of program date by stating your requests on the registration form or by emailing stalantis@ccs.ua.edu.

 

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received after February 10, 2017 are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after the program has begun. A substitute participant may be designated in place of a registrant who cannot attend. The University of Alabama reserves the right to cancel, post-pone or combine class sections; to limit registration; or to change instructors. Any money-back guarantee offered on specific programs does not necessarily apply to other programs of The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies.

Location and Lodging

The 16th Annual Alabama Autism Conference will be held at the Bryant Conference Center, a premier learning facility located on The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. 

The conference hotel is the Hotel Capstone located at 320 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 3540. The Alabama Autism Conference group rate is $120 per night for a King or $120 per night for a Double. Reservations can be made over the telephone by calling 205-752-3200 or you may book a room online.

Online Reservations at the Hotel Capstone for the Autism Conference.

Parking

From I-20/59, take the McFarland Boulevard/US 82 exit and proceed north to the University Boulevard interchange. Exit and turn right. Stay on University Boulevard down the hill and turn left on Second Avenue. Open parking will be on your left, the Bryant Conference Center complex on your right. In addition to the parking lot on Second Avenue, you may also park in the Coleman Coliseum Parking Lot, the Bryant Drive Parking Lot, and the new Soccer Field Parking Lot adjacent to University Boulevard. You will be able to ride a Green Route bus from either of these lots to Second Avenue at the Bryant Conference Center. Approximately two weeks prior to the conference start date, you will receive a parking permit. Be sure to display the document in your windshield while attending the conference.

Continuing Education

The conference awards .60 CEUs (6 contact hours) for full attendance. Certificates will be made available at the end of the conference. Certificates will not be awarded early. (Psychology and CME certificates will be mailed after the conference). Partial CEU credit will not be issued.

Transportation

  • From Birmingham

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama's largest airport serving the Greater Birmingham area and surrounding Southeastern cities. Offering more than 120 daily flights to over 25 cities throughout the United States, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) presently ranks in the country's top 75 airports in terms of passengers served annually. BHM served over 2.9 million passengers in 2009. All major airline carriers have connections to BHM airport.  The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is located approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Tuscaloosa.  If conference participants choose to rent a car, the following companies offer rental cars at the Birmingham Airport: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. 

  • From Atlanta

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (Georgia) International Airport is approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. If conference participants choose to fly into the Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, the driving time to Tuscaloosa is approximately three hours.