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CARD Community Events

02.22.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

02.22.17 Just for Dads (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other dads with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

02.23.17 Building Better Futures – Casa Familia Discusses Housing
Do you wonder where your adult child with special needs will live, work, and socialize in the future? Learn more about Casa Familia and their effort to develop affordable housing options for individuals with special needs. Registration is required.

02.24.17 Support Group for Mothers (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required and there is no childcare provided.

02.27.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

03.02.17 Language Links (Broward)
Language Links offers parents, caregivers, and professionals strategies and resources that support language and literacy development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will work together to share a variety of no-tech through high-tech strategies and communication aids to promote skill acquisition. This year, topics will include developing IEP goals related to communication skills, how to use fun sensory experiences to build communication, preparing your child for a visit to the doctor, and much more!

03.06.17 Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adults (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

03.07.17 CARD Job Club (Broward)
CARD Job Club is a support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. You will learn about job search and networking strategies, work on resumes, practice interviewing skills, set career goals and help each other keep a positive attitude. Registration is required. Also, this is not a job placement program.

03.07.17 Social GAAIN (Broward)
The format of these conversation based social networking meetings may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and participate in various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time, must arrange to participate in a screening appointment with a facilitator in advance.

03.13.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

03.13.17 Grandparent Support Group (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

03.16.17 CARD Job Club (Coral Gables)
A support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. We will share job search strategies, learn about networking, work on our resumes, practice interviewing skills, work on setting career goals, and help each other keep a positive attitude. THIS IS NOT A JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

03.17.17 Teen Time (Homestead)
This a conversation based social group for registered TEEN CARD constitutes. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advance. Registration is required.

03.22.17 Just for Dads (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other dads with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

03.22.17 Teen Time (Coral Gables)
This is a conversation based social group for registered Teen CARD constituents. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advanced.

03.23.17 Support Group for Mothers (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required and there is no childcare provided.

03.31.17 Family Support Group (Homestead)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and grandparents with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. This group is bilingual. No childcare provided.

04.01.17 The Impact of "Connect The Dots" Differentiated Instruction (Broward)
The workshop focuses on methods that professionals can use to easily differentiate instruction to reach and teach learners of all abilities, along with improving collaboration with team members and families. A research-based system of purposeful instruction, which embraces a “one-size-does-not-fit-all” approach to build a learner’s solid understanding of content and increase his/her expression and participation to share knowledge will be explored in detail. This 4-step method fosters meaningful inclusion – in educational, vocational, home, and community settings – and provides unified instructional practice to get all team members “on the same page.” The workshop addresses how to teach learners on the autism spectrum – linking one lesson to the next – in a staircase of differentiated instruction which can be customized for any age level or learner ability in any type of setting. Participants will gain knowledge of the importance of structure and routine using the framework’s foundational principles of consistency and predictability in instruction, while significantly decreasing participants’ lesson prep time. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

04.03.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

04.03.17 Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adults (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

04.04.17 CARD Job Club (Broward)
CARD Job Club is a support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. You will learn about job search and networking strategies, work on resumes, practice interviewing skills, set career goals and help each other keep a positive attitude. Registration is required. Also, this is not a job placement program.

04.04.17 Social GAAIN (Broward)
The format of these conversation based social networking meetings may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and participate in various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time, must arrange to participate in a screening appointment with a facilitator in advance.

04.06.17 Language Links (Broward)
Language Links offers parents, caregivers, and professionals strategies and resources that support language and literacy development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will work together to share a variety of no-tech through high-tech strategies and communication aids to promote skill acquisition. This year, topics will include developing IEP goals related to communication skills, how to use fun sensory experiences to build communication, preparing your child for a visit to the doctor, and much more!

04.12.17 Teen Time (Coral Gables)
This is a conversation based social group for registered Teen CARD constituents. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advanced.

04.17.17 Grandparent Support Group (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

04.19.17 Just for Dads (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other dads with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

04.20.17 CARD Job Club (Coral Gables)
A support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. We will share job search strategies, learn about networking, work on our resumes, practice interviewing skills, work on setting career goals, and help each other keep a positive attitude. THIS IS NOT A JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

04.21.17 Support Group for Mothers (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required and there is no childcare provided.

04.21.17 Teen Time (Homestead)
This a conversation based social group for registered TEEN CARD constitutes. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advance. Registration is required.

04.26.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

04.26.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

04.28.17 Middle School Meet-Up (Homestead)
This is a conversation based social group for registered TEEN CARD constituents. Registration is required and space is limited. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advance.

05.01.17 Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adults (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

05.02.17 CARD Job Club (Broward)
CARD Job Club is a support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. You will learn about job search and networking strategies, work on resumes, practice interviewing skills, set career goals and help each other keep a positive attitude. Registration is required. Also, this is not a job placement program.

05.04.17 Language Links (Broward)
Language Links offers parents, caregivers, and professionals strategies and resources that support language and literacy development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will work together to share a variety of no-tech through high-tech strategies and communication aids to promote skill acquisition. This year, topics will include developing IEP goals related to communication skills, how to use fun sensory experiences to build communication, preparing your child for a visit to the doctor, and much more!

05.09.17 Social GAAIN (Broward)
The format of these conversation based social networking meetings may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and participate in various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time, must arrange to participate in a screening appointment with a facilitator in advance.

05.11.17 Support Group for Mothers (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other moms with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required and there is no childcare provided.

05.12.17 Family Support Group (Homestead)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and grandparents with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. This group is bilingual. No childcare provided.

05.15.17 Grandparent Support Group (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Registration is required.

05.18.17 CARD Job Club (Coral Gables)
A support group to help people who are looking for work or are employed. We will share job search strategies, learn about networking, work on our resumes, practice interviewing skills, work on setting career goals, and help each other keep a positive attitude. THIS IS NOT A JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

05.22.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

05.22.17 Social GAAIN (Miami Lakes)
The format of these conversation-based social networking meeting may vary. This group is for registered CARD constituents 18 years and older who are out of high school. Adults should be able to sustain a conversation and practice in group discussion on various topics. All individuals who are interested in attending for the first time must arrange to participate in a screening with a facilitator in advance.

05.24.17 Teen Time (Coral Gables)
This is a conversation based social group for registered Teen CARD constituents. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advanced.

06.02.17 Teen Time (Homestead)
This a conversation based social group for registered TEEN CARD constitutes. All individuals who are interested in attending the group for the first time must arrange to meet with the facilitator in advance. Registration is required.

06.05.17 Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Adults (Coral Gables)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

06.14.17 Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)
Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, ask questions, and receive support. Registration is required.

   AUTISM YOU + I :    Tropical Nights  |  Family Mobile Clinic

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Tropical Nights is your way to help those affected by autism living in South Florida. It is a fundraiser benefiting the programs, services and research initiatives of the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. This event is a festive celebration designed to raise autism awareness while entertaining our guests with fine food, drinks, music, dancing, and acknowledging the tireless efforts of important community partners. The overwhelming success of Tropical Nights over these past years has allowed CARD to maintain its services during times of tremendous constituency growth and budget cuts. For this, we are extremely grateful to our supportive community and generous donors. Funds raised at Tropical Nights help support valuable programs and services, all of which are provided at no direct cost to families. For more information about Tropical Nights, visit us at www.tropicalnights.org.

 

Van 2016

family_mobile_clinic.pngFamily Mobile Clinic The CARD Mobile Clinic is a 23 foot van that reaches out in the community giving schools, agencies and families the opportunity to connect and register with CARD. The Family Mobile Clinic is also available for Health and Resource Fairs in the community. We do not provide a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we are a first step for parents who have concerns regarding their child's development. Parents or individuals who already have a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorders can register at the Family Mobile Clinic with CARD and begin to receive our FREE support services.  

To schedule the Mobile Family Clinic at your Health/Resource Fair, School or Community Center, please contact Michelle Costa - Manager, Special Events at 305.284.5269, by email at mke@miami.edu, or complete this community events form.

 

RESOURCES WEBINARS

02.22.17
Support Group for Parents & Caregivers of Adults (Broward)

Enjoy the opportunity to meet other parents and/or caregivers with adult children on the autism spec... More

02.22.17
Just for Dads (Coral Gables)

Enjoy the opportunity to meet other dads with children on the autism spectrum, share experiences, as... More

02.23.17
Building Better Futures – Casa Familia Discusses Housing

Do you wonder where your adult child with special needs will live, work, and socialize in the future... More


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