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CARD Community Events

04.26.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

04.26.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

04.27.17 UM Autism Lecture Series Presents: Lunch with Alex Plank
Please join us for an exclusive lunch with Alex Plank, who is an autism advocate, filmmaker, actor, and the creator of Wrong Planet. He is known for his consulting work on FX's The Bridge. Space is limited and registration is required! Lunch will be provided.

04.27.17 UM Autism Lecture Series Presents: Alex Plank “On The Wong Planet”
Alex Plank will share the story of his journey growing up on the wrong planet. He will talk about how he survived school to become a successful adult with an autism spectrum disorder who is working in Hollywood as a producer for TV and movies. Registration is required!

04.28.17 Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference (Palm Beach)
This conference is beneficial for a variety of professionals seeking continuing education credits such as psychologists, psychiatrists, behavior analysts, counselors, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists as well as students in related fields.

04.28.17 Middle School Meet-Up (Homestead)
This is a conversation based social group for registered TEEN CARD constituents. Registration is required and space is limited. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advance.

04.29.17 Autism Innovations & Global Impact Conference (Palm Beach)
This conference is beneficial for a variety of professionals seeking continuing education credits such as psychologists, psychiatrists, behavior analysts, counselors, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists as well as students in related fields.

05.01.17 Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adults (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

05.02.17 CARD Job Club (Broward)
CARD Job Club is a support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. You will learn about job search and networking strategies, work on resumes, practice interviewing skills, set career goals and help each other keep a positive attitude. Registration is required. Also, this is not a job placement program.

05.04.17 Language Links (Broward)
Language Links offers parents, caregivers, and professionals strategies and resources that support language and literacy development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will work together to share a variety of no-tech through high-tech strategies and communication aids to promote skill acquisition. This year, topics will include developing IEP goals related to communication skills, how to use fun sensory experiences to build communication, preparing your child for a visit to the doctor, and much more!

05.08.17 Transition: Financial Planning & Guardianship for Students with Autism (Monroe)
Join us for this free training to discuss financial planning and guardianship for your child or adult with autism. Registration is required.

05.08.17 Understanding Autism for Families and Friends (Monroe)
This free training is for parents and professionals. Registration is required.

05.08.17 Understanding Autism for Families and Friends (Monroe)
This free training is for parents and professionals. Registration is required!

05.09.17 Social GAAIN (Broward)
The format of these conversation based social networking meetings may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and participate in various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time, must arrange to participate in a screening appointment with a facilitator in advance.

05.11.17 Support Group for Mothers (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required and there is no childcare provided.

05.12.17 Family Support Group (Homestead)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and grandparents with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. This group is bilingual. No childcare provided.

05.13.17 Tropical Nights 2017
"Tropical Nights" is your way to help those affected by autism living in South Florida. It is a fundraiser benefiting the programs, services and research initiatives of the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD). Our event is a festive celebration designed to raise autism awareness while entertaining our guests with fine food, drinks, music, and dancing, as we acknowledge the tireless efforts of important members of our community. All said and done, we invite you to join us in our tropical celebration & join us in saying aloud, #iBenefitAutism. Tropical Nights allows us to acknowledge individuals who have made valuable contributions to our local autism community. This year we will honor two outstanding individuals: Dr. Jennifer Durocher will receive the CARD Community Leadership Award, and Stacey Hoaglund who will receive the Cruz-Whitehurst Advocacy Award. Each year Tropical Nights has a featured artist. This year our artist John Matthew Colona, diagnosed with autism at the age of three, was born in Miami in 1997 and is a self-taught Digital Artist. John Matthew's will to learn, along with his colorful imagination has created and array of Digital Artworks using his preferred method of drawing, a mouse on Windows Paint. He enjoys drawing caricatures and animals with vivid colors and expressions. His art has been exhibited in many collective art shows since 2007.

05.15.17 Grandparent Support Group (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

05.18.17 CARD Job Club (Coral Gables)
A support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. We will share job search strategies, learn about networking, work on our resumes, practice interviewing skills, work on setting career goals, and help each other keep a positive attitude. THIS IS NOT A JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

05.22.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

05.22.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

05.24.17 Teen Time (Coral Gables)
This is a conversation based social group for registered Teen CARD constituents. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advanced.

05.26.17 Teen Time (Homestead)
This a conversation based social group for registered TEEN CARD constitutes. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advance. Registration is required.

06.05.17 Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adults (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

06.14.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

   AUTISM YOU + I :    Tropical Nights  |  Family Mobile Clinic

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Tropical Nights is your way to help those affected by autism living in South Florida. It is a fundraiser benefiting the programs, services and research initiatives of the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. This event is a festive celebration designed to raise autism awareness while entertaining our guests with fine food, drinks, music, dancing, and acknowledging the tireless efforts of important community partners. The overwhelming success of Tropical Nights over these past years has allowed CARD to maintain its services during times of tremendous constituency growth and budget cuts. For this, we are extremely grateful to our supportive community and generous donors. Funds raised at Tropical Nights help support valuable programs and services, all of which are provided at no direct cost to families. For more information about Tropical Nights, visit us at www.tropicalnights.org.

 

Van 2016

family_mobile_clinic.pngFamily Mobile Clinic The CARD Mobile Clinic is a 23 foot van that reaches out in the community giving schools, agencies and families the opportunity to connect and register with CARD. The Family Mobile Clinic is also available for Health and Resource Fairs in the community. We do not provide a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we are a first step for parents who have concerns regarding their child's development. Parents or individuals who already have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorders can register at the Family Mobile Clinic with CARD and begin to receive our FREE support services.  

To schedule the Mobile Family Clinic at your Health/Resource Fair, School or Community Center, please contact Michelle Costa - Manager, Special Events at 305.284.5269, by email at mke@miami.edu, or complete this community events form.

 

RESOURCES WEBINARS

04.26.17
Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)

Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spec... More

04.26.17
Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)

Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spec... More

04.27.17
UM Autism Lecture Series Presents: Lunch with Alex Plank

Please join us for an exclusive lunch with Alex Plank, who is an autism advocate, filmmaker, actor, ... More


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