Spring 2024 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.

January 12-14, 2024

Annual Statewise CARD Conference

Registration for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities Annual Statewide Conference which will be held January 12-14, 2024 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center at the Florida Mall in Orlando is now open!
1,000+ Attendees including Self Advocates, Parents, Educators, Therapists, & Administrators
50+ Sessions

Thursdays; Virtual

Toilet Training Lunch & Learn Series

Do you have questions or challenges regarding toilet training your child or student? Join us for this topic-based series where we will present information, tips and strategies, and opportunities for Q&A. Feel free to attend all of the sessions or just those that apply to you!


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. 

Thursdays, May 9 & 23, 2024

Embracing Autism in the Workplace

Part 1: Beyond Accommodations
This presentation is designed for employers and focuses on autism in the workplace
Part 2: Strategies for Advocating Your Needs in the Workplace
This presentation is a must-attend for those seeking to navigate the workplace successfully while embracing their neurodiversity.

Virtual, April- May 2024

Meltdowns, Social Rules and Structure: Practical Solutions

Stay tuned for more information.


Social/Support Groups

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

March 23, 2024

Stomp the Swamp

Join CARD at Gate 7 in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the 15th Annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism! 
At this event individuals with autism or a related disability, their families, community members, UF students, faculty and staff walk/run the stadium steps or walk/run laps around the stadium to raise funds for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD).

April 6, 2024

Archers for Autism Fun Shoot

Gator Bowmen Archery Club is proud to host the first annual Archers for Autism Fun Shoot to benefit the University of Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. 
Fun Shoots
Silent Auction
Event T-shirt
Options for Shooters and Super Spectators.
General spectators are welcome to attend at no cost.

May 4, 2024

Sensory Island

This training is designed to be a tool to help caregivers understand the seven sensory systems, how to manage hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity in the home and community. The training focuses on the child as a whole person as we explore sensory issues, sensory modulation, emotional modulation, the relationship between the sensory and emotional systems as well as behavior.