CARD Conferences & Events

Explore this site to find out more about the annual professional conferences hosted by and partnered with CARD USF. These conferences offer opportunities to hear from the experts, learn new strategies, and interact with colleagues in your area of interest. When available, more information can be obtained by clicking on the conference logo.


Annual Statewide CARD Conference, logo
Jan 12-14, 2018

Statewide CARD Conference and Pre-Conference Day

The annual CARD conference held in January, offers keynote presentations and sessions by leaders in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities. It provides an excellent opportunity for education and information sharing. It is also a celebration of years of service and support to individuals with autism and related disabilities, their families, and professionals.

  • 20th CARD Conference Event Gallery. CARD-USF had the honor of hosting the 20th Anniversary CARD Conference, in St. Pete, Florida. View the video presented during the opening session as well as event photos.
Fiesta by the Bay, logo
April 20, 2018

CARD's Fiesta by the Bay for Autism

Rumba the night away at our annual fundraiser benefiting the CARD-USF Autism Services Fund! Join CARD-USF as we make a difference in the lives of thousands of families impacted by ASD in our community.


PEPSA Autism Summer Institute, logo
2018 Date Coming Soon

PEPSA Autism Summer Institute

The PEPSA Autism Summer Institute, hosted by the Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism (PEPSA), is an annual summer workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals such as ESE and general education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, instructional assistants, administrators, and parents who impact the lives of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Each year, national experts and prominent regional professionals offer informative and stimulating presentations on a variety of topics of interest to individuals who desire additional information on research, innovation, and effective educational programs for students with ASD.


Autism Health & Wellness Symposium, logo
Sept 27, 2016

Familias Unidas en Discapacidad

(Evento en español / Event presented in Spanish)
Familias Unidas
is a workshop promoting education and empowerment of Hispanic families caring for a child or adult diagnosed with a disability. The Family Network on Disabilities and CARD have collaborated to provide information on: autism spectrum disorder, strategies for challenging behaviors, the transition from child to adult, individualized education and the 504 plan, communication and organization plans, and parents’ rights regarding the education of child.

Autism Health & Wellness Symposium, logo
2017 Date Coming Soon

CARD ASD & Mental Health Conference

Research shows the prevalence of mental health issues within the population of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ranges upward toward 70%. CARD's goal is to offer attendees practical information to help support others in need. Our presenters will offer topics of great interest such as current information in the field today, strategies to work with young children with challenging behavior, interventions for anxiety, counseling, and managing depression. We hope you will join us for this great learning opportunity!

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