The first event of its kind, the Autism Festival brings together autism communities by showcasing local success stories in advancing autism science and developing an inclusive society.

TACC is pleased to work with different partners to promote a series of events designed to engage the community, alongside the INSAR conference.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Full Day
Montreal Neurological Institute
and Notman House

Autism Neuroimaging Workshop
Advanced Topics and Nitty-Gritties


Rapid advances in structural and functional neuroimaging, together with the rise of network analytical tools, provide unprecedented possibilities to characterize the brain in autism. In this workshop we will bring together emerging and established scientists to discuss cutting-edge neuroimaging applications in the study of autism and provide hands-on guidance for their implementation.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Palais des congrès

Local Pre-INSAR Community Conference

For professionals, community and the public

This local community conference will highlight some of the international speakers from the main meeting, along with scientists/clinicians from the local community. The conference will also feature interactive workshops led by researchers and other professionals on topics selected in consultation with community stakeholders.


Wednesday, May 1 – Friday, May 3, 2019
TACC Booth, Palais des congrès

Booth No. 106 – INSAR

For registered INSAR annual meeting attendees

Come meet the TACC team during the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting and learn about our different initiatives including our research, training, and community programs.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Centre Phi, 407 rue Saint-Pierre

The Story Collider Presents:
Stories from Spectrum

For the public

The Story Collider, a live show featuring true, personal stories about science, is delighted to partner with Spectrum News for this special event with stories about experiences with autism – from the scientists who study it, medical professionals, patient advocates, family members, and those who’ve experienced it firsthand.


Friday, May 3, 2019
Pre-show cocktail: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Exhibit & performances: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Nordheimer Room, Hotel InterContinental


For the public

An extraordinary celebration that bridges the worlds of autism, art and neuroscience, we are delighted to showcase the breadth of creative expression from our autism communities.


Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Wagar Adult Education Centre,
5785 Avenue Parkhaven, Côte Saint-Luc

Pathways in Developmental Health

For professionals, individuals on the spectrum & families

Addressing developmental pathways across the lifespan, the conference will showcase what researchers have learned over the course of more than a decade working with hundreds of families. The findings will be shared from the perspectives of the different stakeholders.