Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University
of South Florida (CARD-USF)
is one of six regional, university-based CARD centers in Florida.
CARD-USF, led by executive
director Glen Dunlap, Ph.D. and Director Don Kincaid, Ed.D., and
project mentors Lise Fox, Ph.D., Bobbie Vaughan, Ph.D., and Rose
Iavannone, Ph.D., provides program development, training and support
for individuals, families, professionals, and peers of people
with autism and related disabilities throughout eighteen counties
in west, central, and southwest Florida.
involves the provision of consultation from a CARD professional
to an individual with autism or related disability and his or
her family in the home, school, or community.
CARD-USF staff provide
this assistance in a variety of ways including problem solving
with families, developing behavior support plans, providing training
and support to parents, and supplying families with referrals
to additional service and support providers.
Assistance & Consultation
are activities undertaken on behalf of a program (e.g., a classroom,
supported living, supported employment) that serves people with
autism and related disabilities.
of effective technical assistance is based on developing
collaborative relationships between families, service providers,
and CARD-USF staff.
focused on various aspects of autism and related disabilities
are provided through workshops, conferences, in-service
training, and college courses.
presentations have emphasized many topics including adult
services, young children, deaf-blindness, behavioral support,
communication, and curricula. Trainings have been conducted
for school districts, adult service agencies, college and
university courses, family groups, and others.
Education & Awareness
focuses on developing and disseminating accurate information
about people with autism and related disabilities and about
Jimmy Reynolds, son of Board Chair Ann Reynolds, receives
his black belt