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Welcome to the first issue of the
new CARD Newsletter. With this
newsletter we hope to keep you
informed about recent CARD
activities and upcoming events,
while providing useful information
to you and your family.
If you have suggestions for
upcoming issues please email them
to us at anthonv.rhodes(iax.ufl.edu.
In addition to
visits, school visits,
CARD has recently
added individualized training clinics.
Focuses on facilitating child play skill
development in home and community settings.
Focuses on preparing for life as an adult, such
as employment, post-secondary education, and
full participating in community life.
05/22 Constituency Board Meeting
06/07 Self-determination &
06/08 Quality Measures Workshop
06/12 Lunch & Learn Series: The
Central Florida Parent Center
08/02-03 Regional Workshop:
Business of Employment
Focuses on the principles of Applied Behavior
Therapy using the ABBLS-R to asses functional
level, identify and collect data on challenging
behaviors, and use positive reinforcement to
increase desired behaviors.
L Potty Training Clinic
After completing the potty training group
presentation, this clinic will provide
individualized training about how to schedule
train, collect data, prevent frequent accidents,
and make potty training more fun.
Language Development Clinic
Focuses on facilitating child language skill
development during everyday activities, at
home and in the community.
Contact: mae.barkerjI ax.ufl.edu
Keeping in Touch
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registering with CARD? Well, we don't want to lose you! If you're not receiving this newsletter
by email or receiving regular announcements and notification of upcoming events, please contact
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CAMD NtWSLtTfTE, Issue 1
On, April 21, 2007, nearly 150 children
and their families enjoyed participating
in an Autism Awareness Family Fun
Day hosted by CARD and the Autism
Society of America Greater
Jacksonville chapter. The event took
place at W.E. Cherry Elementary School
in Orange Park.
S Food, prizes, fun activities, and jump
houses were available free of charge.
The event also provided a variety of
informational booths by local service
S-. providers, book authors, and legendary
Comic illustrator, Don Perlin.
jille Regonal workshOlS
Presented by Anne Buechner, from The Counsel Presented by Sheila Gritz, from The Transition Center
on Quality and Leadership (CQL). at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
This workshop will promote the connection This workshop will provide participants with an
between personal outcomes and community quality overview of varying practices in the area of self-
of life. Participants will be informed about the determination and person-centered planning for
research and practices associated with social capital. students with significant disabilities. Participants will
Additionally, participants will be provided with learn strategies that foster self-determination and how
strategies and systems management designs which to teach these skills to children with disabilities.
provide a solid footing for a person-directed Curriculum and methods to be covered include:
approach to building social capital and Community Standing Up for Me, Group Action Planning (GAP),
Lifesm for all people. The workshop will offer I al Making Action Plans (MAPs), Planning Alternative
organizations strategies for integrated qua Tomorrows with Hope (PATH), My Dream Portfolio,
management applications for quality and other relevant tools.
organizational performance impr
quality of life design, means
For registration information
contact: flvmommvyjuno.com 2