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Scholarships Available for the 22nd Annual CARD Conference – APPLY NOW!

CARD UF/Gainesville is pleased to be able to offer up to 15 scholarships to the 2015 CARD Conference in Orlando for parents/guardians of our constituents. The scholarship will cover the cost of […]


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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ONLINE Lunch Chat #3: Preparing for the Holidays

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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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