Direct Individual or Family Assistance
Our clinicians work with people with autism and related disabilities, families, schools, business, and community agencies by providing targeted strategies and resources to meet an individual's needs. This can include phone and e-mail contacts, office consultations, home-based consultations, business and community site visits to assist an individual registered with us; resource dissemination; referrals for other community supports; and assistance with implementing ideas from live or online training sessions. We can also provide guidance to individuals or families seeking a diagnosis, as well as assist those recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or related disability.
School and Agency Assistance
We provide consultation and technical assistance to schools and agencies serving people with autism and related disabilities. This too, consists of phone and e-mail contacts, office consultations, and school and agency site visits. We frequently help develop new programs, as well as consult with existing programs.
Family and Professional Training
We conduct a variety of training programs to assist families and professionals caring for and working with people with autism and related disabilities. Some popular topics include:
- Understanding and Working with Challenging Behaviors
- Potty Training
- Increasing Communication and Language Skills
- Facilitating Social Skills
- Building Play and Leisure Skills
- Academic Instruction and Homework Strategies
- Bedtime and Sleep Problems
- Food Refusal and Selectivity
- Classroom Setup
- Visual Systems
- Employment Skills
- Independent Living Skills
We also develop trainings to meet the unique needs of families, schools, business, and agencies.
We host and attend a number of events aimed at educating the community about FAU CARD's free services. We stress the importance of building capacity and increasing collaboration in supporting individuals with autism and related disabilities.