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Grand Opening of UF Health CAN

Grand Opening UF Health Opens Center Focused on Collaborative Care University of Florida Health today cut the ribbon on its new Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment, a multidisciplinary, collaborative facility…

Supercar Fundraiser Success

Fundraiser Over $200,000 Raised for UF CAN Thank you to all of the attendees, donors and sponsors who participated in the VIP Supercar Show "Together We Can" Event in Miami…

Supercar Show and Auction

You Are Invited… November 18, 2021 in Miami, Florida Inaugural "Together we CAN…" Supercar Show and Auction Join UF Health CAN and their sponsors for this fabulous event to benefit…

UF CAN Housing Survey

UF Health Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment (UF CAN) Housing Survey Purpose: This study aims to collect information on the housing needs for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families. This information will be used by UF CAN and other organizations in measuring, defining, and sharing information about the housing…

Support UF CAN on Giving Day

February 18, 2021 Thursday, February 18, 2021 is Gator Nation Giving Day. Help the UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders (CAN) unlock a $50,000 gift this Giving Day! An anonymous donor has pledged to give $10,000 for every 10 gifts to CAN, up to $50,000! That means, if…

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.

Take a Tour of Our Center

Take a Tour of the CAN Center Courtesy of Colliers International GNV Commercial Advisory Team…

Online Professional Certificate Opportunity

Online Professional Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder » College of Medicine » University of Florida The University of Florida College of Medicine’s online Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be completed in as little as one year. Position yourself for success with specialized training in recognizing…

Summer Activities for Children and Adults with Autism

By Cassidy Hopson Summer is characterized by longer days, warm weather and more free time. This makes it the perfect opportunity for those with special needs to try new activities that can help strengthen their skills. Below are 5 summer activities great for both children and adults with autism spectrum…

COVID in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Early research has shown that those living with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) have an increased likelihood of contracting the virus. In addition, this research indicates that adults with IDD are more likely to die from contracting the virus. Although the research is preliminary and the exact mechanism is…

Telehealth Services for Children with Autism

By Cassidy Hopson Many people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) rely on the treatment administered by health care professionals to help support their development. But, with the continuing spread of COVID-19 and the encouragement of social distancing, it may be harder for children with ASD to access care. A…

Tim Tebow Foundation tours CAN

Tim Tebow and members of the Tim Tebow Foundation toured the new UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) to see the great things we’re doing and meet one of our families.

Summer Goal Setting with Autism

Written by Cassidy Hopson For many children, summer vacation is an exciting time full of fun and relaxation. But, for children with autism, the summer months can be a challenging time. With the daily routine of school gone, children with ASD don’t have structure helping them continue to reach their…

Social Stories about COVID-19 for your children

Parents may be wondering how to talk to their child about COVID-19 and the changes it has caused in their daily routines, this site offers social stories to help you during this challenging time.

Kids & The Coronavirus

“A Kid’s Guide to COVID-19,” explains COVID-19 and its effects on the world in a language kids can understand. Please be safe, ask lots of questions, wash your hands, and be kind to everyone you meet.