Dear Friends,

Spring has sprung! So have the events and trainings here at FSU CARD!

Here are just a few highlights…

  • Calling All Super Heroes! Our Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Fundraising event is quickly approaching. The date is Saturday, April 9th. On-site registration and check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with a 1 Mile Fun Run beginning at 8:30am and 5K starting at 9:00am.  There will be lots of family-friendly activities to enjoy as well. We hope you along with your family, and friends can join us! More info can be found in the online newsletter or at
  • The annual Summer Training Institute on Autism is scheduled for June 20, 21, & 22, 2016, in Tallahassee at the beautiful Goodwood Museum & Gardens. Topics this year will be Instructional Technology, Mathematics Instruction, and Access to the General Curriculum. This is a power-packed three days of learning! Registration is live, so please check our website for details. Scholarship funding is available on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, we have a great CARD and PEPSA sponsored training on April 26th in Panama City, FL. Mr. Steve Ward, BCBA will present ‘Teach your Student Well’. This workshop focuses on ways to establish and maintain learner motivation throughout teaching that is applicable to all ages with an emphasis on school-age children. See registration details in the online newsletter.

Visit our website often for more training information and upcoming events.


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

CARD Training Information


Monday Meet-Ups
Tallahassee, FL 



Monday Meet-Ups
Tallahassee, FL


Monday Meet-Ups

Tallahassee, FL


Teach Your Student Well Flyer
April 26, 2016
Panama City

Respite flyer

Hope that Heals Flyer
Friday Night Dance
April 15, 2016
Gulf Breeze, FL 

Color Run

Color Run Flyer
April 2, 2016
Emerald Coast


Peer Support Program for College Students with Autism** – (TLH)
Tallahassee, FL

Starting Spring 2016

The support group includes information about:

The College Transition Coach Program is designed to promote optimal success within the college environment for adult students with ASD through the support of trained peer mentors. **Student participants will receive a $50 gift card at the completion of the semester. Learn More >>

Community Training Information

Action Up with Downs, Inc. –
Down Syndrome: awareness, acceptance, & inclusion:

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 >>

Special Needs Registry for Emergency Management

The Florida Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with each local emergency management agency in the state, developed a registry to allow residents with special needs to register with their local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. The registry also allows facilities that provide assistance to individuals with special needs a system to register. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information to prepare for disasters or other emergencies.

Click here to register >>


In the News

Kindergarten teacher reading to children in library

School Choice

Be Aware of Deadlines

Parents want the best education for their child and choosing a school is one of the most difficult decisions to make.

Florida Department of Education School Choice Scholarship Options

The State of Florida provides a variety of scholarship opportunities that allow families to choose certain schools for their child.   To learn more about a variety of school options, visit the Florida Department of Education School Choice website or call 1-800-447-1636.

District Public School Options

Each school district offers different options and deadlines regarding choosing another public school within the district. For information, visit your local school district’s website or phone your district’s school choice office.

Some things to think/ask about when choosing a school:

  • Does the school have experience supporting students with ASD and how open are they to meeting the needs of a student with ASD?
  • Is the program inclusive (Are children without disabilities included with the children with disabilities)?
  • How will your child be supported for success?
  • Do the teachers have the support that they need?
  • How will progress be monitored and reported?
  • For Private Schools – will you owe tuition/fees in addition to your scholarship?