Title: PostCARD
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00087039/00003
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Title: PostCARD
Series Title: PostCARD
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Creator: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, University of Florida
Publisher: Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
Publication Date: January 2002
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Volume ID: VID00003
Source Institution: University of Florida
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The PostCARD
A Publication of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Conference Edition at the University of Florida/Gainesville January 2002
CARD UF/Gainesville and the Florida Department of Education
Present a Workshop on
Literacy for All Learners
Date: March 15, 2002
(Registration begins at 8:00AM)
Location: Best Western at 39th Avenue and 1-75
Gainesville, FL
Presenter: Dr. David Koppenhaver
Cost: FREE!
Pre-registration is required.
Please call or email Carole Polefko
Dr. David Koppenhaver is the Grace and Bertil Pehrson Chair of Educa-
tion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He is a nationally
renowned expert on literacy and individuals who have developmental disabili-
ties including autism and related disabilities. Through his publications and
his annual Summer Seminar on Literacy in Augmentative and Alternative
Communication, he has made major contributions to the field of teaching
literacy skills to individuals with significant disabilities. This workshop on
literacy is free and will be of interest to any team member working with
students with autism and related disabilities.

for their support and guidance over the
past years. We truly appreciate the
When: March 3, 2002 time an d energy they donate to our
Location: TBA Center. Our current Constituency
(Gainesville or Ocala) Board Members are:
Contact: Great Southern Racing
Productions, Inc. Julia Arthur (Citrus County)
(owned and operated Marianne Bryant (Citrus County.)
by Ed and Margie Garlin) Sherry Dupree (Alachua County)
904/462-9623 Pat Hawk (Marion County)
Betsy Hill (Alachua County)
Money raised from this event Suz LetzigBaumann (Alachua County)
will be used to help send parents to Diana Matthews (Alachua County)
conferences and support local au- Bobbi Okesson (Putnam County)
tism awareness events. Martin Rifkin (Alachua County)

Who's Who @ CARD UF/Gainesville

Ralph Maurer. M.b. Executive Director
Degrees: B.A., Harvard College
M.D., Yale University
Date Started at CARD: 2/94
Areas of Interest: Behavioral Neurology & Autism as a
Movement Disorder
Professional Associations: ANC (Autism National Committee) -
Scientific consultant and founding member
Greg Valcante, Ph.b. Director
Degrees: B.A., Biology & M.Ed., Special Education,
College of William and Mary
Ph.D., Special Education
University of Florida
Date Started at CARD: 2/94
Areas of Interest: Family Support, Collaboration & Team
Building, Inclusion, Toilet Training, Social & Play Skills
Professional Associations: ASA (Autism Society of America)
CEC (Council for Exceptional Children), TASH
Art Wallen, M.S. Associate Director
Degrees: B.S. & M.S., Psychology
University of Florida
Date Started at CARD: 2/94
Areas of Interest: Behavioral Assessment & Intervention,
Self-Injurious Behavior, Systemic Instruction, Self-control
Technologies, Behavioral Pharmacology, Positive Behavioral
SupportTechnologies,Transition & Adult Supports
Professional Associations: ASA (Autism Society of America)
bonna Gilles, Ed.b. Associate Director
Degrees: B.S., Elementary and Special Education
University of Maryland
M.S. & Ed.D., Severe Disabilities
Johns Hopkins University
Date Started at CARD: 12/94
Areas of Interest: Visual Supports & Prompting,
Communication, School, Community, & Work Inclusion
Professional Associations:
AAMR (American Assoc. on Mental Retardation)
CEC (Council for Exceptional Children)
TASH President

Robbin Anderson, B.A. Support Specialist
Degrees: B.A., Specific Learning Disabilities,
University of Central Florida
Date Started at CARD: 8/99
Areas of Interest: Asperger Syndrome, Employment,
Transition, Movement Disorders, & Inclusion

Jennifer Nye, M.S. Support Specialist
Degrees: B.S. & M.S., Psychology, University of Florida
Date Started at CARD: 6/00
Areas of Interest: Early Recognition of Autism, Communication,
Sensory and Movement Issues, Play, Parent/Doctor Relationships
Professional Associations: ASA (Autism Society of America)

Cathy Zenko. M.S.. CCC-SLP Support Specialist and
Training Coordinator
Degrees: B.S., Speech Pathology & Audiology,
Florida State University
M.S., Speech Pathology & Audiology,
University of South Florida
Date Started at CARD: 7/00
Areas of Interest: Communication, Theory of Mind, Social
Skills, Asperger's & High-Functioning Autism
Professional Associations: ASHA (American Speech Language
Hearing Association)

Karin Marsh, M.Ed. Support Specialist
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Agnes Scott College
M.Ed., Special Education, Early Childhood,
University of Washington
Date Started at CARD: 11/01
Areas of Interest: Early Intervention, Family Support, Play-
Based Assessment and Intervention, Communiction

Caroline Raye Community Services Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Political Science,
University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Latin American Studies,
University of California, Los Angeles
Date Started at CARD: 9/99
Areas of Interest: Social Stories & Visual Supports

Margie Garlin Program Assistant
Date Started at CARD: 11/99
Duties at CARD:
*manages office at Health Science Center
*writes quarterly reports
Margie is also a parent of a child with autism and is active in
Family Network on Disabilities, Family Care Council, and the
Alachua County Advisory Council.

John Murchek Program Assistant
Date Started at CARD: 3/01
Duties at CARD:
*writes for Center's newsletter
*coordinates customer satisfaction survey
*maintains Center's policies & procedures manual
*develops public education materials

Carole Polefko Program Assistant
Date Started at CARD: 5/94
Duties at CARD:
*publishes Center's newsletter
*organizes meetings and training
*maintains reference library
*acts as liaison to the Constituency Board

Kurt Clopton Computer Consultant
Date Started at CARD: 1/96
Duties at CARD:
*maintains website
*maintains databases
*maintains computer network
*develops informational materials & videotapes

CARD UF/ Gainesville Would you like to receive infor-
PO BOX 100234 motion about training in the CARD
Gainesville FL 32610-0234 UF/Gainesville area? Just send
352/846-2761 your email address to
800/754-5891 cpolefko@ufbi.ufl.edu
352/846-0941 (fax) You will receive notification of
352/846-2759 (TTY) new newsletters being added to our
card@ufbi.ufl.edu website as well as our
http://www.card.ufl.edu training calendar.

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