The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FSU
April is Autism Awareness Month and we are pleased to announce the launch of Autism Florida: Your First Source for Autism Information for citizens of Florida. Autism Florida is a statewide website to serve as a centralized point of entry to information on autism in Florida to help families, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and professionals who serve them. Autism Florida offers simplicity of use and ease of navigation to access information about autism quickly and find resources in Florida that can help from the time of suspecting autism through screening, evaluation, treatment, and into transitional and adult years. It is a work in progress and content will be added and updated regularly. As a centralized, single entry point for Florida autism information, the website links to existing resources, including information from Florida’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), state agency websites, the Dan Marino Foundation, and other organizations. The website was developed by the Florida State University Autism Institute at the request of the Governor’s Task Force on ASD in collaboration with CARD and the Florida Department of Health. Photos on the website show the many faces of children and adults with ASD who live in Florida.