The FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is dedicated to providing individuals with Autism or related disabilities, their families, and professionals who work with them with free consultation, resources, and educational support to build knowledge, infrastructure, sustainability, and capacity within the community.
Teachers Apply now for the:
2022-2023 Diana McLendon Excellence in Teaching Memorial Award

Application Deadline: November 7, 2022
Winner for Rookie and Veteran Teachers-Award Amount for each: $500
 
This award is being offered in the memory of Diana McLendon who lost her battle with Leukemia in December 2019. 

Thanks to our partnership with Leon County Sheriff’s Office, we have seat belt covers for individuals with autism. In order to obtain one of these covers, please fill out this form. Requests from Leon county residents with autism will be given priority.

About the 2022-2023 Partnership Program

The Partnership Program is designed to provide training and technical assistance to educators or a school program that aims to enhance the educational program for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Each educator or school will be matched to a Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) professional who will mentor the educator or school staff in developing a plan for implementing innovative and effective practices within educational programs for students with ASD. The CARD staff partner will provide support, resources, technical assistance, and training that is specific to the needs identified by the educator or school.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

Autism-Friendly Business

The Autism-Friendly Business Initiative aims to increase the number of places individuals with ASD and their families feel welcome in our community and encourage conversation with local businesses about hiring individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Click here for more information:
 

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