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Back to School 2021

Students with ASD often have difficult times with transitions, such as returning to school after the summer. However, during unprecedented times such as the COVID pandemic with uncertainty of school structure, returning to school can be especially difficult. Luckily, there are several helpful resources available to help you and your…

Parent Training Conference for Youths with ASD

About The 2021 PCIT International Biennial Convention is where innovation meets collaboration for the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) community. The 2021 Convention will focus on growing together as we move…

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…

Online Social Learning Sessions

Every Thursday in June , UF CARD will be hosting four social learning sessions for children ages 8-12. These four social learning sessions will focus on common social challenges for tweens ages 8 to 12 years of age. Each session will all be hosted via Zoom from 4…

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 two pilot projects in autism spectrum disorders. The first award went to Janelle Bacotti and her colleagues in the Department of Psychology for their project:  Disparities in Accessing…

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…

Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) in Florida (FL-DBEDP) is administered by the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC). This program offers telecommunication adaptive technology equipment, and training in its use, to eligible deafblind Floridians free to charge. Read more about this FREE program here. For…

New Series Available-Behavior Strategies That Work

New Series Behavior Strategies That Work Participants will learn strategies for managing the spectrum of behaviors observed in children with autism. This 6-part series is appropriate for both educators and…

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.

New Caregiver Consultation Option Available

Learning that your child has been diagnosed with autism or a related disability can be overwhelming.  To help caregivers get a better understanding of ASD, as well as available supports and services, UF Health CAN offers an optional caregiver consultation following the diagnostic assessment feedback appointment. The feedback appointment is generally…