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Using the Zones of Regulation® 12/13/18

Please join us for this FREE PEPSA (Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism) training! Thu, December 13, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST Presented by: Jennifer Middleswart, […]

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Sweets and Treats with MyTeenFriends 12/8/18

Saturday, December 8 from 10:00am -11:00am Location: Ronald McDonald House 1600 SW 14th Street Gainesville, FL 32608 We will be making cookies for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House […]

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26th Annual Statewide CARD Conference 1/18-20/19

The 26th Annual Statewide CARD Conference will be held on  January 18-20, 2019 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center-1500 Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32809 Purpose: The purpose of the […]

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Hurricane Resources

USF CARD’s Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hurricane Safety UCF CARD’s Hurricane Social Story Florida Special Needs Registry Autism Speaks’ Natural Disaster Resources for Autism Families  

Testers Needed for New App

Testers Needed for New App

A local high school student created this app and would like some feedback from Android phone users… Alzimio is an android mobile application for those who suffer from Autism, Dementia, […]

NEW Support Group Meeting in Lake City

Who:  Parents, Caregivers, Adults on the Spectrum, Community Members and All Interested Parties When: Wednesday, September 5th from 11am to 1pm (Meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of […]

Autism Information for School Administrators

The statewide CARD Centers have created an administrator’s video that gives useful information on best practices for both general education and special education classrooms. An accompanying administrator’s guide is also […]

Preventing Seclusion and Restraint for Students with ASD

The CARD centers have produced a training module for educators on Preventing Seclusion and Restraint for Students with ASD at the request of the FDOE. This module teaches the foundational […]

Ladies’ Night Out (for Women on the Spectrum)

A dinner get together for women on the spectrum age 18 and over, who have a documented diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please bring money for dinner and if support […]

Sensory Storytime

Join the Alachua County Library District for special storytimes created in cooperation with our Center. These storytimes will introduce children ages 3-5 to the library and rhythms of storytime in […]


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.

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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

Map to Waldo Road Office   (Download Free Adobe Reader)

Map to Visitor Parking     (Download Free Adobe Reader)


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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