Frequently Asked Questions
When will the conference take place? Where is it located?
The Cork Autism Conference takes is fully online. The date has not been announced yet. The Autism: Beyond Behaviours recording is available. You can view the options available here.
I have registered for the conference, how do I find out what time it starts in my time zone?
The conference starts at 9am MDT / 10am CDT / 11am EST / 4pm BST London and finishes at 11pm BST (7 hours later)
I can not attend the Cork Autism Conference on the day. Can I view the presentations afterwards?
Yes you can access the video recordings of the presentations and Q & A if you have purchased the 30/90 day all-access pass.
Is this conference an in-person event?
The Cork Autism Conference is an online virtual event only.
How can I register?
Please visit the registration page HERE for deadlines, rates, and other registration information.
Is the conference schedule available?
A full conference schedule, including conference sessions, is available on our website HERE. Please note this is subject to change.
Why does the schedule start at 4pm (GMT/UK time)?
The reasons for this are that our schedule of international speakers are based in different time zones. We also have parents and professionals attending from across the world in many different time zones, from Australia to the USA.
Are there speaker slides and resources available with the trainings?
In most of our trainings, speaker slides and resources will be available to download. However, some speaker’s slides may not be available because we have not received permission or an interview was conducted with the speaker instead.
How do I get my login details for the training?
For the live conference, you will receive your login access details about 5 days via email prior to the conference start date. For other pre-recorded trainings, please check your other inboxes and spam folders. For the conference recordings, you will have got an email from email@example.com.
For our webinars, you will have received an email from autismcork1 (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you haven’t received it, please check with your organisation’s web server as they maybe blocking it.
If you still haven’t received it, please send us another email address as this email is blocking our emails with your full name, the email your registered with as well as your invoice number.
Can I view the training on any browser?
We would recommend using Google Chrome to access the platform for the optimum learning experience. To ensure you have a secure connection when viewing, please check your internet speed here: https://www.speedtest.net/
I can’t watch the second part of the conference recording?
To watch the second part of the conference, click “Session 2” on the top left hand corner of the Crowdcast Platform.
I am viewing/downloading the training from work and can I access it there?
You should be able to view the training on most browsers as well as download the training. However, if you are working with council/healthcare servers, you may experience additional firewall/security which stops you from viewing or downloading. If this is the situation, please ask your organisation’s web department to ease IT restrictions.
I wish to make a booking through my business or organisation. Can I get an invoice for same?
Please email us and we will arrange same. To process an invoice for you please let us know the following:
Full name, email and mobile of the person (s) attending
Organisation name, address, email and phone number
Please also let us know the training pass you want. Once we receive these details, we can issue you an invoice.
I am unable to check out on the registration page?
Please ensure you have some text filled in all of the registration boxes and also refresh your browser. Please email us if the issue still continues and we will help you out.
Why do you use “autistic person” rather than “person with autism”?
You are probably aware of the debate in the autism community in recent years over identity-first (“autistic person”) versus person-first (“person with autism”) language.
Many in the autism community have a preference for identity-first language. They feel separating the diagnosis from the person can contribute to a stigma in regards to autism.
We are aware many parents and professionals feel person-first language is the most respectful way to speak about individuals on the autism spectrum.
As an organisation, we wish to be led by the individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family members. We feel it is our responsibility to represent as accurately as possible the wishes of the autistic community.
In our communication, we have decided to use identity-first language such as “autistic children” or neutral terms such as “people on the autism spectrum” or “individuals who have an ASD diagnosis” rather than person-first language, individuals with ASD/autism.
The website does not accept my credit card. Is there another way to pay?
At the checkout, you can pay with Stripe or PayPal. Alternatively, we can also invoice you and do a bank transfer. If you still have an issue, please try on another browser or computer. Please also ensure there is something in each of the boxes to complete your registration.
How can I reserve a virtual exhibitor space at the conference?
Please email us and we will send you exhibitor packages for the Cork Autism Conference.
How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so act today. To become a sponsor and for more information, please email us.
Can I advertise in the conference program?
Yes, please email us.
I just want to attend one session. Is that possible to do without registering for the full conference?
Individuals wanting to participate in one session must register for the entire conference. The Cork Autism Conference does not allow unregistered attendees to come to sessions or other conference events.
Is there funding available to help with travel/registration costs?
The Cork Autism Conference is unable to assist with travel or registration costs. We have a very limited number of subsidized tickets for people in deserving circumstances. Please email us for more information.
Will I receive a certificate of attendance and CPD/CEU points as well as speaker resource sheet and speaker slides?
A certificate of attendance with CPD/CEU points is available on completion of the Cork Autism Conference. You will receive your certificate via email after the conference has taken place which will also includes speakers resource sheets, speaker slides and a lifetime audio recording of the conference.
What is the cancellation policy for the conference?
Registration fees are non-refundable however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to somebody else up until 14 days of the start date of the training. Please notify us via email of the name, email and mobile of the person you wish to change the ticket to.
I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
Cork Autism Conference will provide letters of invitation upon request to registrants only in the following circumstances:
● Registration is paid in full.
● Registrants must use an email address affiliated with an institute of higher education or a recognized organization related to international higher education.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, we offer group discounts for 5 or more bookings. Please email us for more information.
Do you offer discounts for students, unemployed or people in need?
Yes we have a limited number of special discounts available for people who need them. Please email us for more information.
My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?
Please email us for assistance.