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CAN’s Impact on Families

CAN parent Sydney Stelmaszek talks about the benefits of the interdisciplinary intensive treatments her son is receiving at the UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment. Learn more about how these services work together to improve the quality of life and skills for her son in her video.

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…

2022 Fall Events at CARD

The UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is host to many exciting events and groups this fall. With community programming and collaboration with local organizations, such as Gainesville Soccer Alliance and UF HealthStreet, there is a wide variety of events that people living with Autism…

Women on the Spectrum Support Group

UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is hosting a new support group for women on the spectrum. This group will meet virtually and occur on the first Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8pm. For more information on the Women on the Spectrum group visit the…

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…

2022 Summer Events

July 18, 2022 Step-Back Program The Step-back Program has been developed to provide a whole school approach to support educators, caregivers, and other professionals to understand their role in…

UF CAN Named as a Center for Research

In June of 2022, the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) was awarded the designation as a Center for Research. CAN already provides extraordinary clinical care for children and adults living with neurodevelopmental disorders. As of June 2022, CAN is now recognized by the University of Florida (UF) and Office…

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…