Support/Social Groups

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Dr. Ann-Marie Orlando at (352) 265-2239 or

Not a UF CARD constituent yet? See our registration page for details on how and why to register with us!

CARD does not provide services such as diagnosis, therapy (for example ABA, OT, PT), ongoing behavioral interventions, respite care, or medical care of any kind.

For information about diagnostic assessments and therapies at UF Health please see UF Health Child or Adult Psychiatry, or contact UF Health CAN.

For complete details see our Services & FAQ page.

For Adults

UF CARD Constituents

Women on the Spectrum

When: Monthly Meetings, First Tuesdays 6-7pm 
Where: Online 
Why: Connect with other women on the spectrum, provide support and brainstorm ideas to help each other achieve personal and professional goals 

Cuidadores y Padres de constituyentes de UF CARD

Pausa Para Apoyo

Cuando: Reuniones mensual, los días y horarios varían 
Dónde: Por Zoom y en persona
Porque: Tiempo para poder relajarse, hablar, recibir apoyo y compartir sobre nuestros hijos y nuestras experiencias.

CARD Constituents

Raising Black African American Children with Autism

A group specifically for parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism (and related disabilities) to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community. 
When: The last Wednesday of every month, 6-7pm
Registration: Zoom link provided after RSVP to Chandra McKinney-Clarke, MS at
Please inform Chandra of the CARD Center you are registered with as well as the name and DOB of the CARD Constituent in your care.

For Children

UF CARD / UF Collaborations

UF Students

Impact Autism

IMPACT Autism is a nonprofit organization under the University of Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UF CARD). IMPACT Autism’s activities consist of monthly meetings, service opportunities, and fundraisers for the annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism benefiting individuals with autism and their families through training and assistance.
Our student organization is dedicated to giving back to the autistic community, through quality volunteer opportunities. We seek to accomplish this mission through events, such as Kid’s Day Out and MyFriends. There are over 500 students at the University of Florida who have made their impact through these special activities, and our membership continues to grow.

UF Students


SOCIAL Gators (Student Opportunities for Career, Independent, and Academic Life) is a program for UF degree-seeking students who want to enhance their skills for a more enriching college experience. This program is designed for students on the autism spectrum and other students interested in improving their social communication skills.
A collaborative effort between the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) and the Disability Resource Center (DRC), SOCIAL Gators focuses on developing skills in social interaction, independence, career readiness, and academics through peer mentoring, weekly group meetings, structured dialogue, access to resources, and social connections.