• PEPSA Partnership Program 2021-2022 Update!

    Have you thought about becoming a Partner?

    Becoming a partner is easier than you think!


    If you are currently working with CARD or would like to have a CARD partner help you with ideas for your classroom, we encourage you to apply for the Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism (PEPSA).

    The application process is simple: For the narrative, briefly sketch out what you want assistance with or what your goals are for the school year.

    CARD can help you work on...


    • Outreach
    • Staff wellness & collaborative teaming
    • Behavior
    • Any ideas to ensure an effective program for students with ASD


    *Attendance of the annual CARD Conference has been waived as a required part of the 21-22 Partnership Program Year.


    Easy requirements


    1. Provide a few paragraphs about your goals and outcomes at the end of the project.
    2. Complete a short online survey.
    3. Submit the application to your Regional CARD Site.



    You will get


    • Great advice from your CARD partner.
    • A stipend for the completion of the program.
    • An iPad for collecting data and collaborating with your CARD partner.


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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder


    Leon County Schools provide services to children with ASD in a continuum of settings, from the general education classroom to special school based on the child's IEP goals.



    Autism Society of America - The Autism Society of America promotes community access and opportunity for all individuals and their families within the autism spectrum.  Its mission is education, advocacy at state and federal levels, active public awareness and the promotion of research.  

    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development--The NICHD, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is one of the primary Institutes doing research into various aspects of autism, including its causes, prevalence, and treatments.  The goal of their web site is to provide easy access to the most current information about NICHD research projects, publications, news releases, and other activities related to autism and similar disorders.

    Autism Information Center of the National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disorders (a division of the Centers for Disease Control) provides useful links with general information about autism, activities of the CDC in this area, other federal and state autism activities funded by the CDC, and a Kids' Quest (Internet search) on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    National Institute of Mental Health maintains an autism website which provides booklets, fact sheets, summaries of information on clinical trails, and other research summaries about autism.

    FSU Autism Institute and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) serves both children and adults with autism spectrum disorders who experience all levels of intellectual functioning. The primary focus is to provide an individualized, direct response to the needs of these individuals and their families. The CARD website contains information about available training and local support groups.

Last Modified on October 4, 2022