Autism & UF Conference

Autism & UF: Together We CAN Conference

Hosted by
University of Florida Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UF CARD)
and UF Health Center for Autism & Neurodevelopment (UFHCAN)

FRIDAY, June 10, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SATURDAY, June 11, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Check-in begins at 8:00am on both days.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida
3259 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

There will be a live stream for online participants.

About the Conference
This two-day conference will consist of a series of sessions on a variety of topics related to current research and intervention in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Target Audience
Educators, Researchers, Administrators, Professionals, Individuals with ASD & Family Members

Conference Description
The Autism & UF Conference is an annual conference aimed at providing high quality professional development to a variety of professionals, including educators, researchers, mental health counselors, psychologists, occupational, physical, and speech therapists, physicians, and caregivers involved in the lives of individuals with ASD.  This event will consist of two days of 1-1.5-hour sessions on the latest research and intervention in the field of ASD. Topics will include but are not limited to: systems of care for children & youth with ASD, transition to adulthood, and teaching self-advocacy. Full schedule will be posted to the conference website once it has been finalized.  

Poster Session
Participants also will have an opportunity to peruse research posters during the event.

Registration Deadline
June 10, 2022
Limited to the first 150 in-person participants. Unlimited online participants.
Registration is mandatory.

UF Health’s list of local hotels & motels (PDF)
Visit Gainesville’s list of local lodging

-For individuals without a UF parking decal, parking vouchers will be available at the registration desk.
-For individuals with a valid UF parking decal, “all decal” parking is available in the lot and parking garage in front of the Cultural Plaza.
-Parking is free on Saturdays. Free handicap parking is available near the entrance to the museum.
Parking Map

Map of Harn Museum

Full schedule will be posted here once it has been finalized.  

Featured Speakers

  • Rafena Boyd
    President, Impact Autism
  • Dr. Jessica Kramer
    Associate Professor in the University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Kerri Peters
    Administrative Director of the UFHealth Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN)
    Clinical and Research Director of the Behavior Analysis Research Clinic
  • Dr. Andrew Pumariega
    Professor and Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    University of Florida College of Medicine and UF Health
  • Dr. Carla Schmidt
    Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS) in the University of Florida College of Education
  • Dr. Iser Deleon
    Professor of Psychology at University of Florida

For more information contact:
Ann-Marie Orlando