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Caregiver Month

THANK YOU Family Caregivers Month National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November — is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. UF CAN recognizes our…

NIH Funds 5-year, $10 Million ASD Study

New Autism Study Brandon Zielinski, M.D., Ph.D, an associate professor and chief of pediatric neurology at the University of Florida and member of UF CAN, has received a National Institute…

Hurricane Preparedness with Autism

With this hurricane season upon us, it is important for families of loved ones with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to take extra precaution and planning. People living with ASD often have a difficult time with changes in routine, so planning ahead for such emergencies, like hurricanes, to ensure most…

Hospitalization Management at UF CAN

Hospitalization Initiative Lindsay Lloveras, PhD, BCBA has been working with the hospital team at UF Health to ensure a smooth transition for people living with ASD who have to experience…

Exciting Research Updates

Check out some new research out of the Behavior Analysis Research Clinic (BARC) at the University of Florida. Image Gallery Parents Are People Too: Implementing Empirically Based Strategies During Daily Interactions New (old) Perspective on Self-Injurious and Aggressive Biting A Brief Assessment to Identify…

Autism and UF Conference

The Autism & UF Conference is an annual conference aimed at providing high quality professional development to a variety of professionals, including educators, researchers, mental health counselors, psychologists, occupational, physical, and speech therapists, physicians, and caregivers involved in the lives of individuals with ASD.  This event will consist of two…

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance/Acceptance/Appreciation Month, where we celebrate difference, promote awareness and spread knowledge about people living with Autism. Stay connected to the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Facebook page for events related to Acceptance Month. #CelebratesDifferences with the Autism…

UF Gator Nation Giving Day 2022

Thank you for your incredible show of support on UF’s annual Gator Nation Giving Day, donating an total of $22,742. We asked you to “stand up and holler” for the UF Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) on Giving Day and you did! With your help, we…

UF Health CAN Research Pilot Project Grant Recipients

UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Pilot Project Grants  UF Health CAN has awarded grant funding to support a third pilot projects in autism spectrum disorders. This award went to Dr. Matthew Schmidt and his colleagues in the College of Education…

Next Generation Fundraising

There were many items offered at the Inaugural “Together We CAN…” Supercar Show and Auction held in Miami on 11.18.2021, from Gator memorabilia to supercars and even a speedboat. One of the most unique was the digital artwork “Lambo to the Moon” by artist…