Tropical Nights is your way to help those affected by autism living in South Florida. Tropical Nights is the signature annual fundraising event of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), a collaborative program of the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University.  This special evening benefits the programs, services and research initiatives at CARD while highlighting the innovative and impactful services and programs of CARD. The evening also celebrates our South Florida autism and related disabilities community.  We hope you will join us in supporting YOUR Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many!

Tropical Nights celebrates the impactful work of CARD with 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. Over the years, CARD has provided awareness and acceptance in our community. At Tropical Nights we celebrate our community and help raise critical funds so that we can continue to provide services at no cost to families. Currently, 1 in 36 children are being diagnosed with autism. The funds raised through Tropical Nights allows us to continue to expand our services to meet the ever-growing needs of the autism community.
The overwhelming success of Tropical Nights over the past 20 years has allowed CARD to maintain its services during times of tremendous constituency growth.  For this, we are extremely grateful to our supportive community and generous donors.  Funds raised at Tropical Nights help support our valuable programs and services, all of which are provided at no direct cost to families.  Some of these programs include support groups for all family members, employment boot camps, surf and summer camps, social skills activity groups for teens, community outreach events and so much more!

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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)

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