Requests from Schools & Agencies

Requests for Technical Assistance from Schools, School Districts, Daycare Facilities

Service Description (link to form below)

Technical Assistance (TA): Assistance/consultation given to classroom/agency staff, support staff, or administration in a variety of areas including instructional strategies, behavior management, and communication/social interaction as they relate to clients of the center who have autism spectrum disorder or related disabilities (ASD/RD).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Documented diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related disability (see below), or
  • ASD or dual sensory impairment (DSI) listed as an exceptionality on the student’s IEP, or
  • For students under 9 years old, eligible for developmentally delayed (DD) special education program and referred for ASD or DSI program eligibility determination

Parents and guardians with children who meet eligibility criteria or adults who meet eligibility criteria can pre-register on our website or by calling (352)265-2230.

CARD serves children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning who have autism, autistic-like disabilities, pervasive developmental disorder, dual sensory impairments (deaf-blindness), or a vision or hearing loss with another disabling condition. We are required by the legislation that created CARD to have documentation of a qualifying diagnosis in order for an individual to receive our services. The diagnosis can be made by a physician, such as a pediatrician, psychiatrist or neurologist, or by a licensed psychologist. In cases where no diagnosis has been made, we encourage parents to call us for information on where they can go for a diagnostic evaluation.

If the school, agency, or facility is located in one of the 14 counties UF CARD Gainesville serves, school personnel can complete the secure form below. Please note that administrative approval from the school, agency, or facility is required.

The purpose of technical assistance is to provide consultation to a service provider regarding individuals or groups of individuals with autism spectrum disorder or related disabilities (ASD/RD). This request will prompt a UF CARD professional to arrange an in-person or virtual observation with follow-up as needed.

PERMISSION FROM THE SCHOOL/AGENCY IS REQUIRED AND THIS FORM SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SCHOOL OR AGENCY PERSONNEL. Parents: please consult with your child’s school regarding technical assistance. 

Administrative approval can come from the principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor or staffing specialist. Strategies may address, but are not limited to, the following: communication, behavior, social interaction, academic performance, accommodations and modifications, and environmental and visual supports.

If you would like to request training, visit our Training and Public Education Requests page.

Questions? Contact us.

Counties Served By UF CARD Gainesville: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union