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PATC Call For Personal Stories

Each of us has a story to tell. This is an opportunity for you to share yours. Showcase your own Personal Story at the 2023 PA Autism Training Conference (PATC)!

We’re looking for both written and video stories from individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to showcase at the statewide conference, held virtually November 7-9, 2023.

  • Written Essay: 250 to 1,500 words. You also have the option to turn your essay into an Animated Video. If interested in an animated video, please note this when submitting your essay.
  • Video Story: 1 to 5-minute recording.
  • Video Interview: If you would like to be interviewed on camera by a member of the PATC team, email

It’s important to feature the experiences and voices of autistic individuals! Tell us your story, in your own words, about your journey with ASD. Stories will be displayed virtually during the conference and beyond. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and will receive a $100 honorarium if their story is accepted. Only a limited number of stories will be accepted, so apply soon! Submission Deadline: July 31, 2023

To learn more, including submission instructions and suggested topics, click here or see the attached flyer.