News: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

College of Health Professions and Sciences Co-Hosts Healthcare Education Summit

Written By: Heather Lovett | May 30, 2024
Academia and healthcare leaders convened at UCF on May 23 for a regional summit designed to improve collaboration and develop new strategies for ensuring the talent pipeline continues to provide...

Orlando dad helps people with autism enjoy Orlando Magic games

Written By: Caroline Catherman | December 12, 2023
Jason Eichenholz wants his son, Jonathan, to be able to enjoy a live basketball game just like anyone else. But when the pair attended a game at the Amway Center...

UCF Supports Autism Community With Resources, Research

Written By: Rachel Williams ’15 ’20MA | April 12, 2023
UCF faculty conduct cutting-edge research on autism spectrum disorder, discovering innovative ways to better support this community. Through free camps and programs, Central Florida families can benefit from their work.

Central Florida parents have limited childcare options for autistic children

Written By: Alice Herman | December 13, 2022
Terri Daly, director of the University of Central Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UCF-CARD), said she frequently hears from families desperate for services.

UCF Health Sciences Faculty Jeanette Garcia’s Research Explores Sustainable Wellness for Children with ASD

Written By: Paul Kelly | June 2, 2022
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopment disorder associated with a range of social communication impairments, restricted and repetitive behaviors, and other health issues, is on the rise...

Student Artists with Autism Share Art at UCF Celebrates the Arts

Written By: Paul Kelly | April 1, 2022
UCF Celebrates the Arts, April 5-16, 2022 “Spectral Evidence” exhibition located in Dr. Phillips Center lobby. Free to the public. Neo-expressive and bold yet sensitive. Those are some words Gesa...

‘Links in a chain’: new 911 dispatcher training is critical for finding missing persons with autism

Written By: Grayson Keglovic | February 5, 2022
Florida Department of Law Enforcement inspector Chad Hoffman said that the most critical component when attempting to recover a missing child with autism is to identify that the missing child...

New Endowed Scholarship Provides Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | December 15, 2021
A new endowed scholarship at the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) will help ease some of the financial burden for UCF students with autism spectrum disorder and their families.  The idea was conceived after...

UCF Art Exhibit Celebrates Unique Talents of Those With ASD

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 1, 2021
Kyle, one of the artists featured at the Lake County Museum of Art during Spectral Evidence IV, performs a harp recital. An art exhibit at the Lake County Museum of...

UCF-CARD in Fourth Year of Statewide Project to Improve Post-Secondary Education Outcomes for Hispanic Youth with ASD

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 4, 2021
Terri Daly, the director of UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), is spearheading research that has received renewed funding for the fourth year from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. The $125,000 grant will help improve enrollment and success in post-secondary education for...

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