Tropical Nights is your way to help those affected by autism living in South Florida. It is a fundraiser benefiting the programs, services, and research initiatives of the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. This event is a festive celebration designed to raise autism awareness while entertaining our guests with fine food, drinks, music, dancing, and acknowledging the tireless efforts of important community partners. The overwhelming success of Tropical Nights over these past years has allowed UM-NSU CARD to maintain its services during times of tremendous constituency growth and budget cuts. For this, we are extremely grateful to our supportive community and generous donors. Funds raised at Tropical Nights help support valuable programs and services, all of which are provided at no direct cost to families. For more information about Tropical Nights, visit us at  

Your support will help fund the many UM-NSU CARD programs and services that are all provided to our South Florida community all at no cost to families.  These include: Support groups for all family members, Summer and Surf Camps, Social Groups for Teens and Adults with ASD, Job SEEKers, Job Club, Autism Friendly Initiative and so much more.  Your dollars stay in our community. 

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** Please note, to donate to CARD at NSU: 
1) Select Gift Area: Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences
2) Select: Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)