Title: CARD newsletter
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Title: CARD newsletter
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Creator: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine - Jacksonville, University of Florida
Publisher: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine - Jacksonville, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Jacksonville, Fla.
Publication Date: Fall 2009
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College of Medicine Jacksonville
Department of Pediatrics


Vol. 2, Issue 3
Fall 2009
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities Jacksonville


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11/19 World Congress on
Disabilities EXPO (begins)
12/05 ARC Annual Orange Fest
12/17 CARD-Jax Winter Festival
12/21 CARD-Jax Board Meeting
01/29 Annual CARD Conference
03/06 3rd Annual "Ride With Me"
04/25 HEAL Annual Zoo Walk
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children with disabilities. Donations
are accepted at the Pediatric Center
and numerous Walgreens & Physi-
cians Medical Centers in the Jack-
sonville area.
The event, which lasted two
hours, collected over 170 indi-
vidual toy donations.
CARD is extremely
grateful for the generos-
ity of volunteers and
sponsors Walgreens,
Harrell & Harrell, Radio 9
Disney, HealthLink,
PMC, GT Party Rentals,
Physicians' Medical Cen-
ter, and the UF College of .
Medicine for their support
of this event.
Rumor has it Santa
Clause will be making an
appearance in December
to take pictures and re-
ceive any last minute gift

CARD's Mission
To educate and empower individuals and families throughout the lifespan
by providing support, assistance, and awareness within the community;
with the goal of optimizing the potential of all individuals with autism and
related disabilities.

www.hsei.fl.ed/ediatrie m 904 633-07601
www.hsci.ufl.edu/ueliatrics/autisin (904) 633-0760

CARD was proud to have Mickey
Mouse and Radio Disney present for
the UF-Jax Developmental Pediatrics
Fall Festival, held October 24th.
An estimated 300+ individuals
attended the event to eat free food,
play games, dance, and watch
Mickey Mouse ceremoniously cut the
ribbon for the new Pediatric Center.
In addition to cutting the ribbon,
Mickey also donated a huge stack of
DVDs and gifts to the CARD Toy
Bank and was available for photos
with constituents and their families.
The CARD Toy Bank is a deposi-
tory of new and used items for fami-
lies in need of appropriate toys and
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As Thanksgiving approaches, it is an ideal time to recognize those individuals who
make a positive difference in the lives of children with autism and related disabilities
and our community. We at CARD are especially fortunate to the many businesses
who recently donated funds for our Fall Festival Event and to the many volunteers
who offered their time on a Saturday to help make the event an enjoyable one.
Walgreens was a principal contributor to this event, and it is continuing to support
our constituents by allowing CARD to place our toy bank collection boxes in their
stores throughout the region.
We are also thankful to the Gonzmart family, owners of the Columbia Restaurant, for choosing
CARD as one of their sponsored charities in their Community Harvest week. Our gratitude also
goes out to Isabel Martinez and her coworkers at PPR Healthcare Staffing for selecting CARD as a
recipient of their recent company charity events. The Jewish Fellowship Group of the Carriage
Club Community continues to kindly support CARD with significant donations that help with purchas-
ing materials for our lending library (which, don't forget, has a multitude of great books, CD's,
DVDs, and brochures for parents, individuals, and educational professionals alike). Finally, thank
you to all of the other caring supporters of our program you all make a significant difference in the
lives of individuals with autism and related disabilities.
You might not know... CARD has two visual support making stations. These stations are
equipped with computers, picture-making software, color printers, laminators, Velcro, etc. Parents
and educators alike can use these areas free of charge to create visual supports like schedules, fr
then boards, and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) books. We recommend th
call ahead and make an appointment, so someone can assist you if needed in making the
The library and visual support stations are both valuable resources that CARD offers. F
come by during our center hours and peruse our library materials and check out our
Dr. Mae Barker, BCBA-D
Clinical Director

ri CARD Parent Workstation
i ( A new work area is now available for
Parents and providers. Materials used to create
- visual supports, schedules, and the Picture Ex-
O / change Communication System (PECs) are now available
P ... at no cost to the individual.
QW Parents now have access to a computer and visual sup-
R IlI port software (such as Boardmaker and Picture This), a
S printer, laminator, Velcro, and other materials necessary
for the creation of supports for their children.
CARD staff are also available to help you learn how to use
the resources in the workstation to best meet your child's
individual needs.
To reserve a timeslot for the parent work-
station call: (904)633-0760 or email
Mae. Barker@iax. ufl.edu

ww.hscj.ufl.edu/pediatrics/autism (o904) 633-0760

Join the CARD mailing list to re-
Sceive weekly updates on local
S autism events in the Jacksonville
area Simply emall your name and
email address to

17th Annual
CARD Conference
January 29-31, 2010

Held from January 29th
to the 31st, the 17th An-
nual CARD Conference
offers a series of keynote
and breakout presenta-
tions providing informa-
tion on state-of-the-art
practices in areas pro-
moting quality commu-
nity-based lifestyles for
individuals with autism,
deaf-blindness, and re-
lated disabilities.
Conference participants
learn about current re-
search findings and their
implications, as well as
practical strategies re-
lated to communication,
social interventions, tran-
sition to adulthood, posi-
tive behavior support,
early intervention, school
and community inclusion,
and much more. This
year's event will be held
in beautiful Lake Mary, FL
(North of Orlando).
More information will
be posted on the CARD
webcalendar as it be-
comes available.

World Congress on Disabilities
Expo Jacksonville
Taking place at the Prime Osborn Con-
vention Center, Nov 19-20, the WCD
Expo is an event with two features.
The Expo is where you can see all of
the latest products
and services improv-
ing the lives of those
with disabilities. The
Conference is where
you can learn about
issues facing the dis-
ability community
from experts.

Columbia Restaurant & CARD
Community Harvest

Each year the Columbia Res-
taurant in Old St. Augustine
runs a Community Harvest pro-
gram where all guests dining in
their restaurant have an oppor-
tunity to donate
5% of their lunch or
dinner bill to a local or-
ganization. This Octo-
ber they graciously
chose the Center for
Autism and Related
Disabilities in Jackson-
The Restaurant, which
S began in Tampa in
1905, has received
multiple accolades for
its menu and enchant-
ing atmosphere.
CARD appreciates the
support of the Colum-
bia and it's staff.

Staff Recommended

American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP): Regularly
updated with national
autism resources, FAQs,
practice tools for both
families and professionals,
Art courtesy ofAnthonyR Rhodes and AAP policies.

3rd Annual Ride with Me for Autism
Benefiting Families and Individuals with Autism
On Saturday, March 6, 2010, Jacksonville will be holding its third
"Ride with Me" event in honor of Jessica Green. With each successive
year the event gets bigger and better. This year, the ride follows the
beautiful Baldwin Rail Trail. All participants will enjoy a healthy break-
fast and post-ride luncheon.
All proceeds from the ride go to the Jessica
Green Foundation.
Info online:
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Delight Gluten Free Magazine:
A new cooking magazine designed
solely for those who eat gluten free.
Rotating online recipes for the GFCF
family. "Healthy doesn't mean you
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Autism Father Support Group:
Building the Puzzle Together
2nd Tuesday of every month
7:00 to 8:30 pm
@ "The Farm"
12443 Joda Lane East
Jacksonville, FL 32258
(768) 205-5498

CARD Parent/Family Support Group
Run by a Clinical Psychologist
6271 St. Augustine Rd, Suite 1
Jacksonville FL, 32217
(904) 633-0760

GFCF Support Group
2nd Tuesday of each month (7:30 P.M.)
Christ Episcopal Church
400 San Juan Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

HEAL Center
226-5 Solana Rd., #2121
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 285-5651
Email: info(@healautismnow.org

Jacksonville Spectrum Parents
An on-line support group
http //health groups yahoo corn/qroup/JaxSpectrumParents/

Pathways Developmental Learning
Center: Parent Support Group
Meets Monthly
(904) 273-6700
1100 Sawgrass Village Dr., Suite 201K
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Project Autism: Family Support
Parent resources and support
109 March Island Circle
St. Augustine, FL 32095
(904) 234-6480
Email: awareness(@proiectautismsi.org

The Bob-Clay Family YMCA DayStar
3322 Moody Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 272-4304


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Shooting Starz: Parent Support
Guest speakers, potluck meals, & child
care provided. 2nd Friday of the month.
Ketterlinus Gym
60 Orange Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-0377

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The Silent Flock
Child care provided, speakers, & meal.
Please RSVP.
1st Wednesday of the Month (6:30 PM)
Grace Episcopal Church
245 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-9981

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