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Contact us at 1.800.9.AUTISM

our mission

To provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities.

 

What is CARD? CARD stands for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. Our center, based at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University, is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dual sensory impairment, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, and related disabilities. In addition to ASD, CARD also serves a variety of related disabilities including deaf-blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others). Over the years, CARD’s constituency has grown from 88 families in 1993 to nearly 12,000 families today in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

CARD services are designed to build on the capacities of state and local resources, not to duplicate or replace them. CARD provides families with resources specific to their needs. Some of the services that CARD provides include:

• Individualized Client and Family Support
• Family and Professional Training
• Public Education and Awareness and Community Outreach
• Programmatic Consultation and Technical Assistance

University of Miami - Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) is a state-funded resource and support program dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and related disabilities. As a policy, UM-NSU CARD does not endorse specific programs, providers, or approaches.

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1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and this rate has been increasing. The University of Miami Psychology Department is a world leader in autism research and support, marshalling the forces of scientists and clinicians to develop the latest knowledge about autism and implement cutting edge programming to support children and adults with autism and related disabilities as well as the professionals who serve them. Nearly 12,000 South Florida families receive support from our clinics and resource centers every year. Join us and learn more. For more information please click here.

 

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EVENTS

09.19.19
Support Group for Mothers (Broward)

Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, as... More

09.20.19
Grupo De Apoyo Para Comportamientos (Broward)

Este grupo de apoyo es para familias de personas con autismo y se enfoca en hablar acerca de comport... More

09.21.19
Back to School Celebration (Broward)

Come join UM-NSU CARD’s staff to celebrate the start of the school year and UM-NSU CARD’s 20th y... More


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