The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) opened its doors in 1993 in South Florida and is now celebrating 25 years in our community. UM-NSU CARD is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dual sensory impairment, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, and related disabilities.

In 2018, the Center for Disease Control announced that 1 in 59 children are have a diagnosis of autism. Based on these data, we can assume that there may be nearly 80,000 individuals with autism in the tri-county (Miami-Dade, Monroe and Broward counties) area. Today, UM-NSU CARD is serving nearly 12,000 of those families with free support services, information, resource, referrals, and care coordination, among other critical community functions. In the last five years, UM-NSU CARD’s client census has increased by 71.43%. With these increasing numbers, UM-NSU CARD needs your assistance to meet the growing needs of those affected by autism in our community.


Your support today can help sustain our programs and services. For more information about UM-NSU CARD visit


To see some of the work that UM-NSU CARD has been doing in the South Florida community see links below.


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To see more of UM-NSU CARD’s work visit our YouTube page at