Summer 2023 Events

With community programming and collaboration with local organizations, there is a wide variety of events that people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder can attend.

Connect here to the CARD website for details on all local events and programs.

June 9-11, 2023 in Orlando

The Family Café

Since 1998, The Annual Family Café has brought Floridians with all types of disabilities together for three days of information, training, and networking. With a great range of individual breakout sessions, a packed Exhibit Hall with dozens of vendors, and a series of special events including Keynote speakers and The Governors’ Summit on Disabilities, The Annual Family Café offers attendees exposure to resources on a grand scale, unprecedented access to policy-making officials, and a chance to network with other individuals with disabilities and their families.

Monday, June 26, 2023 thru Friday, June 30, 2023

Employment Boot Camp

UF CARD is offering a one-week Employment Boot Camp for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities (RD). The schedule of activities for the Boot Camp is designed to facilitate the development of professional and personal goals toward employment.

July 15, 2023

Summer Splash Family Fun Day

This FREE community event open to the public is hosted by the Gainesville Elks Lodge to bring awareness to autism. Bring the whole family down for this great day at the Gainesville Elks Lodge!


Social/Support Groups

CARD strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.

July 27, 2023

Social Skills Activities Workshop

This day-long session aims to equip educators, speech-language pathologists and school-based mental health professionals with abundant, ready-to-use lessons, activities, and games that they can use immediately in their classrooms and offices. 


Neurodiverse Love (Adults)

Whether you are the autistic or neurotypical partner in a neurodiverse romantic relationship, are interested in a neurodiverse relationship, or are in the helping profession or the education field, this series of three workshops is for you. During this training series the presenter will provide insight on some of the unique challenges neurodiverse couples may be experiencing in their romantic relationships. She will also provide some simple steps that can be taken to address some of the challenges that may create unintentional hurt or misunderstandings. More specifically, the presenter will provide information on the key components of the Neurodiverse Love Relationship GPS (Gaining Perspective for Success) that she has created.