Direct Assistance

Parent and child with autism play at home.Our CARD consultants provide direct assistance to families, schools and agencies by providing specific strategies and resources to meet an individual's needs. It can include any or all of the following:

  • phone/e-mail contacts and home-based consultation for an individual
  • community site visits
  • attending meetings
  • research and resource dissemination
  • connecting families to community supports
  • assistance with implementing ideas from training sessions

Direct assistance from CARD-USF may be provided to any individual constituent (child or adult) but will be limited to the extent that the constituent, family, professional and/or agency is involved in:

  • ongoing CARD-USF training or other education options through CD/video or reading materials,
  • a demonstration project, or
  • a collaborative training plan with a school or agency.

Families and professionals will be notified of activities in their local community and will be encouraged to participate if they want to receive direct assistance from CARD-USF consultants.

Technical Assistance

CARD consultant providing technical assistance in the classroom.What is Technical Assistance?

Technical Assistance is a service, provided by CARD, to schools and agencies, which have direct interaction with individuals on the autism spectrum. The focus of technical assistance is on building capacity with a teacher and/or team around an entire classroom issue or concern. Technical Assistance does not focus on an individual student.

How to Request Technical Assistance

If you are a school or agency and would like to schedule technical assistance please click on the link below to access the online request form.

Upon receipt of the request form, you will receive an automatic reply of receipt and a staff member will contact you within 7 business days.


Not a school or agency? If you are a parent/guardian, or your concern is in regards to a specific student/child, rather than about services for a group, please visit our For Families page to see services available to you and how to access them.

 

Training

Dr. Tim Weil presents to group.About Group Training

CARD-USF provides group trainings to schools, agencies, and parent support groups on topics of importance to those involved with individuals with autism and other related disabilities. The focus of training is on awareness, skill development and enhancement, systems change, and capacity building.

How to Request Group Training

If you would like to schedule a training for your group, please click on the link below to access the online request form.

Upon receipt of the request form, you will receive an automatic reply of receipt and a staff member will contact you within 7 business days.


Not a school or agency? If you are a parent/guardian, or your concern is in regards to a specific student/child, rather than about services for a group, please visit our For Families page to see services available to you and how to access them.

 

Online Training Resources

CARD-USF has developed this library of online training presentations that are available for you to view or to download through our Online Training Library.

Resources and Information

Collage of resource imagery.CARD-USF has gathered information about local and regional resources that may be of use to parents and professionals.

Resources and materials can be accessed online in our Resource section, or by contacting CARD-USF . Please ask for the Resource Office. CARD-USF staff will provide phone numbers for local resources when available to CARD.

Public Awareness and Outreach

CARD collaborates with community partners in hosting public awareness events to enhance education about autism spectrum disorder.  CARD receives funding through the state of Florida’s Department of Education to provide services at no cost to families, organizations, schools, and businesses and we do our own fundraising through the USF Foundation, therefore, we are limited in our ability to pay for vendor space or sponsorships. 

If you would like a CARD representative to set up a public awareness table at your event, please click on the link below to access the online request form. Please keep in mind that some months are very busy and we may have more requests than our staff, Constituency Board, or volunteers can host.  Upon receipt of the request form, you will receive an automatic reply of receipt and a staff member will contact you within 7 business days.   

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