CA Human Services values the safety and health of our supporters above all else. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been closely following CDC recommendations and updating our policies based on their recommendations.


To ensure Conference attendees, speakers, and CA staff are safe, we are implementing the following safety and health procedures. Anyone who attends the 20th Annual Autism Conference agrees to follow these standards. Not following these standards could result in being asked to leave the Conference, or participate virtually outside of the Richmond Westin. If you have any questions, please email us.


If you’re concerned about these requirements for any reason, you are welcome to attend the Conference virtually. Virtual Conference tickets can be purchased here.

Masks and Face Coverings

CA Human Services requires that non-vaccinated individuals wear a mask at all times while attending the Annual Autism Conference, unless eating or drinking.


For vaccinated attendees, please note that face coverings are not required but are encouraged, especially when mingling with other attendees.


Appropriate face coverings include cloth or disposable mask which covers both your nose and mouth. If you are unable to wear a mask that meets this requirement, you are still able to enjoy the Conference! Please select virtual registration when purchasing tickets for the 20th Annual Autism Conference.

Physical Distancing

The CDC currently recommends six feet of physical distance between event attendees to ensure safety.


CA Human Services will work to ensure event attendees are physically distanced when attending speaker sessions. Interactions with CA staff and speakers will be physically distanced and contactless, with the exception of extenuating circumstances. We encourage attendees to fist-bump or wave in place of shaking hands.


However, CA is unable to ensure six feet of distance will be maintained during networking events and in-between speakers. We encourage you to keep as much distance as possible when moving through the Richmond Westin with other event attendees. If you or someone you live with is at increased risk for COVID-19, these distancing measures may not be sufficient to keep your loved one safe. In that case, we encourage you to attend virtually to ensure safety.


You are not required to prove vaccination status to attend the 20th Annual Autism Conference. However, we do encourage you to get vaccinated before the event, as this is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


If you are unsure how to get vaccinated in your area, the CDC has a guide you can review here.