The world’s first Autism in Entertainment Conference takes place at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 5. Toy and game industry power players plan to talk about career tracks in merchandise-driven fields.

Inaugural Autism in Entertainment Conference provides a pleasant breeze into Autism Acceptance Month

Marlene Sharp
6 min readMar 23, 2024

Come April 5, there is a baby breeze blowing through Bel Air, California, home of movie stars, palatial estates, and iconic museums. One of the latter — Skirball Culture Center — provides the setting for the first, small(ish) but mighty Autism in Entertainment Conference and its superstar celebrants. Bucolic atmosphere…

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Marlene Sharp

Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a (San Fernando) Valley girl.