One Day Course: The Step-Back Program

A whole school approach to support educators, caregivers, and other professionals to understand their role in supporting children/young people with additional learning needs to become as independent as possible.  July 18, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


The University of Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UF 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.


“Summer Splash” Family Fun Day

The Gainesville Elks Lodge is hosting their annual “Summer Splash” Family Fun Day and you are invited. This is a FREE community event to bring…

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Find us at these community events!

07/16/22 Gainesville Elks Lodge Annual Splash Day (Gainesville)07/16/22 Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County’s Backpack and School Supplies…

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Social Learning Sessions for Teens 13-17

Sessions will resume in September. Check back for new schedule over the summer. The purpose of the sessions is to facilitate social communication in…

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