The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) opened its doors in 1993 in South Florida 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 44 children 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 over 15,000 of those families with free support services, information, resource, referrals, and care coordination, among other critical community functions. 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 the links below.
Project GRASP Haley Moss JobSEEKers
To see more of UM-NSU CARD’s work visit our YouTube page at