10th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices
Addressing Challenging Behavior: Supporting Young Children's Social/Emotional Development

21st Annual Statewide CARD Conference

The Annual Statewide CARD conference is Florida's premier conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders for professionals and families. National experts and regional professionals offer informative and stimulating presentations on a variety of topics on research, innovation, and effective educational programs for people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

About This Year's Conference: January 17-19, 2014

Autism impacts 1 out of 88 people in the United States. It is more prevalent than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. Its national incidence has increased by more than 500% in the past 10 years. Thousands of parents and professionals across the state of Florida dedicate their lives to helping children, adolescents, and adults with autism. This is your opportunity to show support for these individuals.

CARD, Florida's 1st choice for autism supports, is proud to present the largest autism-related conference in the state of Florida. On this, the Conference's 21st year, CARD will feature more than 50 presenters on various topics across the autism spectrum.  Topics will include research, social and leisure, mobility, employment, early intervention, behavior, eating issues, sleeping issues, handwriting skills, education, communication, and much more. CARD will also be hosting a special track exclusively for ASD adults that are registered with CARD in the state of Florida and meet the attendance requirements.

Come back to this web site on a continuous basis.  We will be adding more information as we approach the conference. We look forward to seeing there learning, networking and enjoying with the CARD statewide staff.

Get your Tickets for the CARD Award Banquet!

Private Musical
Performance by

Laura Nadine
Laura Nadine

Don't miss out on this amazing event!

Join us and enjoy a special guest appearance, book signing and photo session by Dr. Stephen Shore, an exclusive musical performace by Laura Nadine, dancing, games, networking and more. There will be fun had by ALL!

But don't wait! Tickets must be purchased in advance!

Special Guest
Appearance by

Stephen Shore
Dr. Stephen Shore

Featured Keynote Speakers


Amalia Starr
Sarah Ward

Speech Language Pathologist and Consultant
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Amalia Starr
Amalia Starr

Motivational Speaker, Author, and Consultant
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Amalia Starr
Patrick Schwarz

Professor, Author,
and Leader
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Alex Plank
Alex Plank

Filmmaker, Photographer, and Community Builder
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Amalia Starr
David Finch

Humorist, Author,
and Blogger
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Sponsored by:

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)   Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism (PEPSA)   Florida Department of Education   Florida Atlantic University

Florida State University   University of Central Florida   University of Florida   University of Miami   USF CBCS Logo


Registration Now Open!

Visit Registration Page
for more info.


January 17-19, 2014


Florida Hotel and Conference Center
The Florida Hotel &
Conference Center
at the Florida Mall

1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Location &
Reservation Info

Additional Trainings:

Take advantage of this 2-day clinical trainingworkshop on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2), the standard instrument for assessing autism and PDD across age, developmental level, and language skills. Learn More


Contact Judee Samuels judee.samuels@ucf.edu