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., director
Don Kincaid, Ed.D., assistant director Rose Iovannone, Ph.D.,
and project mentors Lise Fox, Ph.D. and Bobbie Vaughn, 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.
The foundation 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.
CARD-USF staff 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 best practices.
Scout Jimmy Reynolds is the son of Ann and James Reynolds.