Celebrating 30 Years
Thirty Years of Unrivaled Excellence: A Milestone of Dedication and Impact

Three remarkable decades have passed since the inception of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), and throughout this journey, our commitment has remained unwavering to provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities; while building a more inclusive, compassionate, and hopeful world.

As we look back on the past 30 years, we are humbled by the countless lives we have touched, the milestones we have achieved, and the extraordinary support from our community that has made it all possible.

Over the years, we have had the privilege of witnessing incredible stories of resilience, hope, and transformation. Families have found support, individuals have discovered their potential, and barriers have been broken down. Our work has been fueled by the belief that, together, we can create positive change.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we want to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who has been a part of our journey. Whether you have volunteered your time, donated your resources, shared our mission, or benefitted from our programs, you are an integral part of our family, and your support has been the foundation of our success.

After three decades of dedicated service and positive impact in our community, we are excited to honor our past and share our commitment to the future. To mark this significant milestone, we have refreshed the look and feel of our brand. This new design not only pays homage to our rich history but also represents our evolution, growth, and continued dedication to our mission. It serves as a visual testament to the progress we've made together over the past 30 years and our unwavering commitment to building a more inclusive, compassionate, and hopeful world for individuals with autism and related disabilities as well as their families.

As we embark on this incredible journey of celebrating 30 years of dedication and impact, we invite you to mark your calendars and save the date for the most anticipated event of our anniversary year - Tropical Nights, set to take place on April 27, 2024. It promises to be an evening of celebration, inspiration, and community like no other, and we can't wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for more details and updates on this unforgettable event.

Once again, thank you for being a part of our CARD family. Your support has been the driving force behind our mission, and it inspires us to continue our work with renewed determination.


Dr. Michael Alessandri
Michael Alessandri, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CARD