The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities.

Counties Served by UF CARD Gainesville: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union If you live in a different county in Florida, find your CARD here.

Our office hours are Mondays 1pm-5pm, and Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm. You can call us Toll Free 1-(800)-9-AUTISM or Local (Gainesville Area) (352)-265-2230. We look forward to seeing you!

Please note that CARD may be considered an agency of the State of Florida and that certain records of CARD may be considered public records, which are subject to the Florida Public Record law. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. The mailing list is not shared with any other agency, individual, or entity outside of CARD unless required by law.



Call for Artists & Performers

Are you a UF CARD Constituent who wants to showcase your talents? We will be hosting our Annual Celebrating Autism in the Arts event virtually this year and we would be delighted to have you join us!


Social Challenges for Children with ASD

We are putting together a social group for children who are 8 – 12 years old with ASD or related disabilities. Caregivers, please help us as we plan by answering a very short poll.


Virtual Office Hours

Several CARD Professional Staff are now available for drop-in consultations using video conferencing. Schedule an appointment or just drop-in during their office hours.


Keeping Kids Healthy During COVID-19

Keeping children safe is a top priority for all parents during the COVID-19 crisis and will become increasingly challenging this fall. These tips are helpful for all parents, including those whose kids have neurodevelopmental disorders or special needs, as they do their best to keep their children physically and mentally healthy during these difficult times.

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Returning to Learning During COVID-19

Whether physically returning to school or learning from home, children and their families are facing big changes this fall. These four tips are helpful for all parents during this transition, including those whose children have neurodevelopmental disorders or special needs.