Registration & Hotel

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 5th World Autism Organisation (WAO) Congress that will be hosted in Houston, Texas, 12 – 15 November 2018.


LIMITED TIME OFFER! The WAO2018 Congress has just received funding from a very generous donor who has asked to remain anonymous. The opportunity is NOW to receive a $200 discount off any full registration fee!* CLICK HERE to fill out the form to be included in the limited offer. The discounts will be awarded on a first come first serve basis and the promotion will only last until the funding runs out! Don't miss out and apply today! 

*This offer is only for new registration. It is non-transferable and cannot be applied to other expenses or combined with any other offer. 


Register online under any one of the Congress Roles - Full Conference Pass. Ask a friend to do the same and contact us with your registration ID number to recieve 50% off the lower registration fee. Refunds will be done through the same payment method. Please contact us if you have any questions.   

The 5th World Autism Organization International Congress (WAO2018) has been approved as a continuing professional education (CPE) provider for the State of Texas!





 All fees in US Dollars

Conference Role
Full Conference
Early Bird
July 27, 2018
 July 28 to November 11, 2018
November 12-15, 2018
Member * Non-Member Member * Non-Member Member * Non-Member
Person with Autism or
Personal Assistant to Autistic Person
 $         290.00  $         340.00  $        340.00  $        390.00  $         390.00  $         450.00
Parent and Family Member  $         340.00  $         390.00  $        390.00  $        450.00  $         450.00  $         520.00
Professional  $         560.00  $         610.00  $        610.00  $        700.00  $         700.00  $         760.00
Autistic Speaker  $         230.00  $         280.00  $        280.00  $        330.00  $         320.00  $         380.00
Professional Speaker  $         400.00  $         450.00  $        450.00  $        500.00  $         520.00  $         575.00

*CLICK HERE to signup as a member of WAO!


  • Access to the industry exhibition and poster area
  • Access to the sessions
  • Access to Welcome Reception, lunches, and refreshment breaks


Monday, November 12 | Tuesday, November 13 | Wednesday, November 14 | Thursday, November 15

 All fees in US Dollars

Conference Role
Day Pass
Early Bird
July 27, 2018
July 28 to November 11, 2018
November 12-15, 2018
Member  $                  300.00  $                      300.00  $                      300.00
Non-Member  $                  325.00  $                      325.00  $                      325.00

  • Access to the industry exhibition and poster area
  • Access to the sessions for the day purchased
  • Access to lunch and refreshment breaks for the day purchased
  • Welcome Reception if day pass for Monday November 12 is purchased

All fees in US Dollars.

Welcome Reception 

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Price: Included in full registration, or day pass purchase for Monday, November 12
Location: Park View Terrace, Marriott Marquis Houston

Texas Western Experience (tickets available for purchase through Conference Registration) 

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Price: USD $75.00 per person
Location: Jackson Street BBQ | 209 Jackson Street, Houston, TX 

For more information about the Texas Western Expeirence, CLICK HERE

All fees in US Dollars and do not include taxes or fees.
Top Reasons to book a WAO 2018 recommended hotel: 
  • BEST HOTEL RATES| Special Hotel rates available for WAO 2018 attendees only
  • GET SOCIAL | Great oppotunities to meet fellow attendees by staying inside the WAO 2018 block
  • APPROVED HOTELS | All hotels are WAO 2018 approved for good value and great location
The hotels listed below provide a variety of housing options at different price points, all negotiated at lowest rates possible. MCI Group Canada has been designated as the Official Housing Bureau for WAO 2018. Special room rates have been negotiated with a number of hotels and will be available to delegates, guests, sponsors and exhibitors only.
Reservations are processed on a first come, first served basis. In order to obtain these rates, delegates must book through the symposium registration before October 9, 2018. The hotels will not offer these rates directly.

 Hotel     Rate  Features  Walking Distance
Marriot Marquis  $229  Pool
 Free Wifi

 Event Venue
Embassy Suites  $209  Free Wifi

 6 min walk
Hampton Inn Houston  $169/$189    Free Wifi

 4 min walk

All hotel fees are in US Dollars and do not include taxes or fees.

Entering the United States

If you are travelling from outside the United States be sure to check the specific travel policies relating to your country. You can find all relevant information on the U.S. Department of State website-





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