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Summer 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. school-teacher-physical-education…

5 Ways to Promote Exercise in Children with Autism

Written by: Madelyn Debski and Donna Wolcott, PT Exercise is the basis of a healthy lifestyle for children as it increases bone strength, maintains a healthy metabolism, and aids cardiovascular fitness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children and adolescents should have at least 60 minutes of physical…

Autism Acceptance Month

April is Autism Acceptance 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. #CelebrateDifferences with the…

Spring 2023 Events at CARD

The UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is host to many exciting events and groups this New Years. 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…

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.

Constipation in the Autistic Pediatric Population

Written by Evette D’Avy Reed, PT In a study published by the World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics in 2021, it is stated that one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions noted in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is chronic constipation. Constipation is defined by the CDC as a condition…

New Resources Added

Handouts for Easy Access UF Health CAN has uploaded some comprehensive resources and handouts for persons living with ASD, including exercise tips, applying to college, employment tips and more.

2024 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…

Call for Artists & Performers

Are you a CARD Constituent who wants to showcase your talents? Then join UF CARD for…Celebrating Autism in the Arts!Saturday, June 29, 20241 p.m. – 3 p.m.at theStraughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center2142 Shealy Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608Open to artists &…

Addressing Feeding Disorders with Cultural Compassion

UF Health Psychology Addressing Feeding Disorders with Cultural Compassion Vivian Ibañez, M.D. with the Florida Autism Center and UF Health CAN specializes in navigating the complex challenges faced by families…

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. school-teacher-physical-education…

Minds & Machines

Artificial Intelligence UF College of Medicine researchers with CAN are using artificial intelligence to enhance their research and clinical practice for ASD.