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FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)



Thank you for visiting the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) online referral site. CARD is a state funded agency whose purpose is to serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Related Disabilities, their families, schools, and community. While CARD is able to provide a variety of supports to clients and families, CARD does NOT provide evaluations, diagnoses, therapies, or respite care. For more information about the services CARD can provide, please visit:

The referral process is as follows:

  1. Complete the appropriate intake form to the best of your ability. If you cannot finish the form you may create a login and password and return later.
  2. Complete the permission to observe and/or exchange information form including all agencies or individuals with whom we can exchange information about you or your child. Include your digital signature and the date.
  3. To comply with the legislative rule under which we function (1004.55), documentation of a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Related Disabilities must be submitted for individuals ages 9 and up or by the completion of 2nd grade, whichever occurs first. Examples of appropriate documentation include:
    • Diagnostic evaluation reports
    • School evaluations
    • Individualized Education Program (IEP) indicating exceptionality Autism/ASD as an exceptionality.
  4. FSU-CARD does not require a diagnosis of ASD for children who are under 9 years of age or have not completed 2nd grade (whichever occurs first). Eligibility for these children is determined through a screening process using questionnaires. Children determined eligible through the screening process will be required to obtain a formal diagnosis of ASD by age 9 or the completion of 2nd grade (whichever occurs first) to remain a CARD client.
  5. Click the save and submit button.
  6. Once your referral is received and eligibility is established, a staff member will contact you.
We look forward to serving you.

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