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Autism Safety & Awareness Day A Success!

Our first Autism & Safety Awareness Day held on November 22, 2002 was a success! Families came from Alachua, Marion, Levy, and Suwannee Counties and learned about strategies to prevent wandering […]

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IMPACT Autism at UF

We are proud to have IMPACT Autism, a student run, non-profit organization founded by four UF students, as part of our Center.  Dr. Ann Marie-Orlando, one of our Coordinators for Education/Training Programs, serves […]

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Parent Training Series

In collaboration with Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN) we will be offering a series of trainings for parents throughout the year. The series will be held in Alachua and Columbia Counties. […]

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Over $2000 Raised at Benefit Dance

A huge thanks to Josh Angel for hosting the 4th Annual Halloween Westcoast Swing Dance & Autism Fundraiser. Josh came by the office a couple of weeks ago to give […]

ONLINE Lunch Chat #3: Preparing for the Holidays

December 8, 2014 12pm-1pm Making the Most of your Holidays: The Prime-Time-Show Presenter: Cathy Zenko, UF CARD Assistant Director This session will provide strategies to help individuals with ASD and […]

22nd Annual Statewide Autism Conference and PEPSA Pre-Conference Day for Educators

The 22nd Annual Statewide Autism Conference and PEPSA Pre-Conference, will take place January 16-18, 2015, at the Florida Hotel and Conference center located at 1500 Sand Lake Road in Orlando, […]

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) Training

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS 2) has become the standard instrument for assessing autism and PDD across age, developmental level, and language skills. Providing Autism Links & Supports […]

New UF CARD Orientation Video

We now have a short (under 9 minutes) video that provides an introduction to our services. This video was created for new constituents, but may be helpful to others interested […]

Autism & Safety Awareness Day 11/22/14

Date: November 22, 2014 Time: 9:30am – 11:30am Location: Kiwanis Safety City 1025 NE 13th Street Gainesville FL 32601 CARD encourages everyone who cares about individuals with autism spectrum disorder […]


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.

UF East Campus

UF East Campus

Counties Served by CARD-UF 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.


1-(800)-9-AUTISM or Local (Gainesville Area) (352)-273-0581




Our offices are located in the University of Florida's East Campus Building.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
2046 NE Waldo Road, Suite 3200
Gainesville, FL 32609


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)-273-0581. 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.


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