UM-NSU CARD

Service & Support - Parents Parent & Caregivers

As a parent or caregiver of a child or an adult with autism or a related disability, it is important to empower yourself with the knowledge and readiness to meet your child’s needs. The social, communication and behavioral challenges associated with these disorders can contribute to other developmental, interpersonal, emotional and academic challenges. It is important to be aware of the resources available to maximize the potential of your child. 

UM-NSU CARD provides individualized consultation regarding the appropriate interventions needed to address the various challenges that your child may be experiencing. We can offer recommendations, guidance and support to assist you in navigating the services in the community.  This includes school, therapeutic and recreational options.  

With respect to school, your child may need specific accommodations and supports during their school age years. Upon your child’s transition to Pre-K, it is imperative to determine the types of services and supports needed to meet your child’s educational needs. In order to do so, it is highly recommended that you become familiar with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. Specifically, the IEP will provide your child with the appropriate accommodations to ensure success both academically and socially.   

Therapeutic and recreational activities are important to assist your child in engaging in positive social interactions with peers, and to learn and practice social, communication, play, academic and self-help skills across a variety of settings.   

Your case manager can discuss school and therapeutic options in order to help you individualize programming to best meet your child’s needs. 


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For more information in Miami-Dade or Monroe, contact 305.284.6563 or email card@miami.edu.

For Broward, contact 954.262.7111 or email card@nova.edu.