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Please join us for Celebrating Autism in the Arts 10/13/18

Where: Celebration United Methodist Church 9501 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608 When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Featuring: Visual Artists, Photographers, Sculptors, Actors, Musicials, Magicians, […]

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2019 CARD Conference Scholarship Opportunity

The University of Florida – Gainesville, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is offering 10 scholarships to constituents, parents/guardians of constituents and educators who would like to attend the 2019 CARD […]

Young girl smiling and standing behind a chalkboard that has writing on it that says "things I like: sunflowers, frogs, ladybugs, butterflies" and "things I don't like: loud noises, perfume, spicy food" and "All About Me". Around the girl is a lady bug, a butterfly, a sunflower with a bee, and a frog.

Spotlight on Creating an All About Me Book

Our newest Spotlight is about Creating an All About Me Book.  

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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, […]

Attention EDUCATORS! 9/28 Deadline for PEPSA Partnership Program Applications

About the Program The Partnership Program is funded by the Florida Department of Education, K-12 Public Schools, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, and is designed to provide training […]

Free Oral Hygiene Event 10/2

Free Oral Hygiene Event 10/2

The University of Florida Chapter of Natural Teeth will be holding a FREE educational event for the youth of UF CARD. During this event they will teach proper oral hygiene […]

NEW Support Group Meets 9/5 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 […]

Free Golf Clinic Starts 9/4/18

Free Golf Clinic Starts 9/4/18

UF Golf Links for Autism (UFGLA) Golf Clinic 9/4/19 – 11/6/18 This 10-week golf clinic is designed for beginners. Weekly group instruction will be provided for up to 10 participants by […]


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)

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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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