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Open Position: Education/Training Specialist II

We are looking to fill the position vacated by Robin Byrd. Please share with any qualified applicants. Thank you! JOB DESCRIPTION: Community Outreach– Provide support and assistance to families and individuals with autism and related disabilities. Provide consultation to schools, and agencies serving individuals with autism and related disabilities. Provide…

2022 CARD Annual Conference Scholarship Opportunity

The University of Florida – Gainesville, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is offering 10 scholarships to adult constituents, parents/guardians of constituents and educators who would like to attend the 2022 CARD Conference and need financial support. Interested individuals should complete the application and follow the directions below. When:…

Project PHoENIX: Participatory, Human-centered, Equitable, Neurodiverse, Inclusive XR

In this presentation, Dr. Schmidt will present his Project PHoENIX (Participatory, Human-centered, Equitable, Neurodiverse, Inclusive XR) which creates advanced virtual reality (VR) technology systems and tools to enable inclusive research and development in collaboration with autistic research participants. Dr. Matthew Schmidt is an Associate Professor in the Educational Technology program…

Educators, apply for PEPSA Partnerships!

Educators or schools will be matched to a CARD professional who will provide support, resources, technical assistance, and training. Additional benefits include: paid registration to the CARD Conference, an iPad, and $300 stipend. Please see the PEPSA (Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism) website for more…

Adaptive Tennis Lessons

UPDATE 11/1/2021: The Fall 2021 Program is now full. Please email Love Serving Autism for information about their next season start date. Love Serving Autism in Partnership with USTA Florida is offering therapeutic tennis instruction for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.FALL 2021 ADAPTIVE TENNIS…

Romance & Autism Spectrum Disorders

Romance & Autism Spectrum Disorders: How to Navigate Relationships, Dating and Personal Safety This workshop is intended for adults with autism spectrum disorders, parents, teachers, & support staff; and will specifically address suggestions for engaging in safe romantic relationships involving physical and emotional intimacy. Strategies for communicating within relationships, dating…

Sexuality & ASD

Sexuality & ASD: Supporting School-Aged Students Who Demonstrate Inappropriate or Dangerous Sexual Behavior at School This training will provide information and suggested strategies for teachers and other school-based personnel supporting school-aged individuals with ASD who may be engaging in sexually maladaptive behavior at school.  This training is designed for educators…

ADOS-2 Clinical Training

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule II (ADOS-2) Clinical TrainingThis 3-half day virtual workshop teaches, through instruction and live demonstration, how to use the ADOS-2 to clinically assess and diagnose autism.Continuing Education Units for ASHA for a total of 1.2 and APA for 12 units will be available for an…

Skills for Adulthood Success: The PEDI-PRO Self-Report App

The PEDI-PRO was designed from the ground up in partnership with transition age youth with disabilities to be accessible and meaningful. In this presentation, learn how input from young adults and professionals was used to develop PEDI-PRO questions. Dr. Kramer will share pilot research that demonstrates transition age youth with…

2022 CARD Statewide Conference

The 29th Annual Statewide Autism & Related Disabilities Conference registration is open with over 50 sessions and 60+ autism professionals. Online January 14-16, 2022.