The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD-USF) was established by state statute in 1993 to serve individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities at no charge. For 28 years, CARD has delivered on the promise to provide resources and direct support to individuals and their families, offered in person, virtually, and within the community. CARD delivers trainings and outreach for teachers, professionals, and businesses across 14 counties in southwest Florida. Now, we need YOUR help to continue the mission. To continue to deliver programs that educate and empower. To innovate and reflect community needs. To ensure that ALL voices are included and valued.
Why does CARD need your help NOW? As a state funded program, CARD was directed to significantly cut our operating budget. After reducing our expenses, we will still have to rely heavily on our USF Foundation Funds and donors like YOU.
During this unprecedented time, many individuals with autism, their families, and community resources and supports are facing new challenges to accessing education, safety, and feeling included in their communities. Your gift of any size helps foster CARD’s mission of providing essential resources to these individuals, families and organizations. You have the opportunity to join CARD and ensure everyone is VALU-BULL!
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We are counting on your help to keep CARD Sustain-A-BULL! Make an even bigger impact by sharing that you are a CARD Champion by clicking on the social media tools at the top of the page.
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When you are AUTISM FRIENDLY, guests feel welcomed. By making a gift of $25, YOU provide a Distract Pak® filled with sensory items.
When you are a SAFETY SUPERSTAR, you save lives. By making a gift of $50, YOU provide a CARD Safety Kit for a family.
When you are a CHAMPION for CARD, others listen. By making a gift of $100, YOU provide training for mental health professionals, first responders, teachers, and local businesses.
All In 4 Inclusion
When you go ALL IN 4 CARD, adults with autism are invited to the table. By making a gift of $250, YOU create opportunities for adults to gain independence and learn about options to follow their passions into careers.
When you applaud CARD, others are empowered. By making a gift of $500, YOU create opportunities for CARD to build innovative programs and coach community organizations to include individuals on the autism spectrum.
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