Dear FSU CARD Community,

The 2015 Autism Summer Institute was a wonderful success. Many thanks to those who participated! Before the summer is over, we have another institute to offer! The Northwest Florida Summer Autism Institute presented by FSU CARD in conjunction with Santa Rosa County School District, Escambia County School District and Autism Pensacola will be held on August 3-5. Online Registration is now open.

This is a reminder to check out our newly revamped website. There you will find information, online learning opportunities, and a calendar with trainings and events. Be sure to check our monthly Girls Day Out activities, Parent groups, and support groups in your area still being offered during the summer months. FSU CARD Trainings. Learn More>>

We would also like to remind all parents of young CARD clients that documentation of diagnosis of ASD should be provided to us by age six.  If your child is nearing age six or has recently turned six, please send documentation of your child’s diagnosis.  This may include a formal assessment report or the cover page of your child’s IEP.

We hope that you are enjoying the summer months and look forward to hearing from you.


Lindee Morgan, PhD
Director, FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

CARD Training Information


Parent Stress Intervention Program* –

Wednesdays, June 17th-July 22nd (6 sessions)


The Parent Stress Intervention Program was created to help parents of children with disabilities manage stress. The program incorporates evidence-based interventions from the field of positive psychology. Learn More >>.

Parent Empowerment Training

Parent Empowerment Series-
June 17-July 22, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

For registration and more information Learn More >>


Parent Empowerment Training

Parent Empowerment Series-
July 8-July 29, 2015 from 4:00-5:30 PM

For registration and more information Learn More >>

Parent Empowerment Training

PEERS Training-
Social Skills Group for Middle School Age Students (7th-9th grade)
Starting Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 (14 week series) from 4:00-5:30 PM

For registration and more information. Learn More >>

Nutritional Information:

Summer Is Time for Kids to Try New Foods
Fruit kebabs, for example, allow them to play with their food and encourage new options,” she says. “Take the family to the farm to pick some produce — it’s a fun way to get everyone outdoors and away from the TV.”

Try these four summer produce superstars. Learn More>>

Community Training Information

FSU College of Education is offering:

University Of Miami, Department of Psychology Research Study:

Do you have a child with autism? Would you and our partner be willing to participate in a research study? Learn More >>

Sensorimotor & Social Communication Skills:

Using a neuro-physiological approach, the “PLAYBIG Method” of big movement, sensation, emotion, & affect engages children in social play and learning; unlocking their individual potential for connecting with others. Register now – Limited spots Learn More >>