The Autism Society of Florida (an affiliate of the national Autism Society) strives to assure full participation and self-determination in every aspect of life for each individual. This is accomplished through opening avenues for self-advocacy and advocating on behalf of others in a way that values equity, respect, dignity and diversity in all communities.
Autism Florida strives to provide a centralized point of entry into information, supports, services and other resources in Florida to assist families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders and professionals who serve them.
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related conditions. The CARD website provides information that connects families to federal, state and local agencies, support groups, and training on how to work effectively with individuals with autism and related conditions.
The Dan Marino Foundation is a non-profit organization that partners with Miami Children’s Hospital to create the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center. The center is a comprehensive evaluation and treatment center for children with autism and other special needs.
Founded in 2005, Autism Speaks is an autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Additionally, Autism Speaks provides a Florida resources page with information for organizations including advocacy, financial and legal resources; community and support networks; and interventions.
The Florida Autism Center provides center-based Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy throughout the state of Florida with a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior training, and social skills training.
The Florida Autism Center of Excellence or FACE offers educational programs for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The center collaborates with public school districts to bring new choices for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. FACE is located in Tampa, FL and currently serves Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties.