We will be showcasing 4 TEDx speakers in a series of 10-minute talks, to an audience of 150 attendees. Further, we will have lightening talks – 3 minute talks by a dozen researchers in the ASD field, by researchers from York and other universities in the GTHA. Each talk will be recorded and made freely accessible to the public online. Talks will highlight current innovations and academic research in autism. There will also be interactive sessions to foster rich discussion about what was presented.