Fall 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.

Mondays, September 11 – October 30, 2023

Behavior Strategies That Work

For this series of sessions, participants will learn strategies for managing the spectrum of behaviors observed in children with autism. The sessions are appropriate for educators and caregivers of children with ASD. Many of the strategies that will be addressed are appropriate for individuals of all ages, but the sessions focus on children between the ages of 4 and 12 years. While it is most beneficial if you can attend each of the 8 sessions, it is not required.

Thursdays September 2023-May 2024

Teaching Students with Extensive Support Needs

This 9-part training series is designed for professionals who work with students with significant learning and/or behavioral needs. Participants will learn how to assess, teach, and evaluate progress for students across all domains. Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 4-5:30 via zoom. Certificates of attendance will be available for those who attend at least 6 of the 9 sessions; attendance at all 9 sessions is highly encouraged. Follow-up support from a CARD staff person will be available upon request after the completion of the series.


Social/Support Groups

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


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. 

Fridays 11AM-12PM

UF CARD Golf Clinic

This golf clinic is designed for all types of golfers – beginners, novices, and experienced. Weekly group instruction will be provided for up to 8 participants by Scott Hampton, golf professional and Director of the University of Florida Golf Course. UF CARD staff will be on site to assist at each lesson. The clinic is open to UF CARD constituents 18 and older. Space is limited to 8 participants on a first-come first-served basis. 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Strategies for Interacting with First Responders

Have you ever wondered what to do if you or a loved one with autism were to encounter a first responder in the community? Join us as we learn from Deputy Cary Gallop, as he shares ways to safely and effectively interact with police officers, fire fighters, and other emergency responders.