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February 6, 2023   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 PEPSA Professional Development Opportunity for February
This presentation will discuss how to adapt clinical practice to address the needs of adolescents and women with autism spectrum disorder, ASD. Misdiagnosis and common mental health conditions experienced due to late identification of ASD will be discussed.

The registration period is from Feb 1st-28th. Register: http://ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44. For more information contact Mercedes Pagano at paganom@fau.edu or 561-212-8058 or CARD@fau.edu or 561-297-2023.


Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL
561-297-2023
ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
CARD@fau.edu

February 7, 2023   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 2023 Career Fair
OPEN TO ALL JOB-SEEKERS!
• Meet employers who are looking to fill full-time and part-time positions.
• Business casual attire required.
• Resumes encouraged.
• Free lunch.


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Community College

Event Contact Information:
Lifetime Sports Complex
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee FL 32304


February 7, 2023   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time
 Parents' Place - Elementary Webinar: Social Skills
Social skills are important in the lives of all children, yet can be a challenge for those with autism. Join us online to learn how to build and support your child's social skills for improved interactions and stronger relationships. This online webinar will be presented by Audra Burch, M.S., CCC-SLP & Dawn Merrix, M.C.D., CCC-SLP.

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm EST and 11:30am-12:30pm CST.

Register: https://bit.ly/3MlpsXR.


Event Organizer
FSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL

https://bit.ly/3MlpsXR

February 7, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

February 7, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 7, 2023   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 35 Plus!
This group is for CARD clients ages 35 and older who are open to meeting others online and in person,
sharing knowledge, interests, and experiences, and finding common ground. A diverse group of adults from different parts of Central Florida will come together for dialogue and exchange.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/35-plus-4184-tickets-506195463257?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

February 7, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

February 8, 2023   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 PEPSA Professional Development Opportunity for February
This presentation will discuss how to adapt clinical practice to address the needs of adolescents and women with autism spectrum disorder, ASD. Misdiagnosis and common mental health conditions experienced due to late identification of ASD will be discussed.

The registration period is from Feb 1st-28th. Register: http://ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44. For more information contact Mercedes Pagano at paganom@fau.edu or 561-212-8058 or CARD@fau.edu or 561-297-2023.


Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL
561-297-2023
ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
CARD@fau.edu

February 8, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Walton County Community Resource & Job Fair
Looking for a new job or want to know what jobs are available? CareerSource of Okaloosa/Walton will host a resource and job fair. What to expect:
• Employers Ready to Hire
• Community Resources
• Free Interviewing Attire
• Door Prizes


Event Organizer
CareerSource of Okaloosa/Walton

Event Contact Information:
DeFuniak Springs Community Center
361 North 10th Street
Defuniak Springs FL


February 8, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retro Diner Hour
Adults with autism spectrum disorder will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated social conversations via Zoom. This event will temporarily take the place of the Breakfast Club Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Event Organizer
CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvceCrrzwvG92WVODDjJV4-ue4HG3r-67G
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

February 8, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Parent Support Group (Craft Group)
A Parent Support Group: Conversation-based and activity-based craft group for parents, led by CARD clinicians. Parents will be able to join virtually from the comfort of their home or come into the office, 6271 St Augustine Road Suite 1, Jax FL 32217.

Event Organizer
CARD Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
6271 St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville FL 32217

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdu2hqDosH9ZNF8Mdi2Q5q8_9Qqv9oRd6

Event Coordinator
Chanel Baldwin
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

February 8, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 L.U.P.A. Latinos Unidos Por el Autismo - Grupo de Apoyo
Grupo de apoyo diseñado exclusivamente para familias hispanoparlantes de personas con autismo y condiciones relacionadas. Con el propósito de que estas puedan expresar inquietudes, conectarse con otras familias, recibir información de recursos y apoyo en su comunidad. Traemos temas de interés e invitados especiales.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/lupa-latinos-unidos-por-el-autismo-grupo-de-apoyo-3986-tickets-354597700267?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

February 8, 2023   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Art Activities & ASD
Join us for an inspection of how simple and complex art-related activities can aid your child in building observation skills, imagination, and engagement.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/art-activities-asd-4185-tickets-506473264167?aff=erelpanelorg

February 9, 2023   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 PSC Multicultural Job Fair
Save the date! Plan to attend this Job Fair. To register, please email Jessica Borne at jborne@pensacolastate.edu.

Event Organizer
Pensacola State College

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd. - Bldg. 5
Pensacola FL 32504


Event Coordinator
Jessica Borne
jborne@pensacolastate.edu

February 9, 2023   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 FREE: Early Intervention & the NDIS - Information Session
If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a diagnosed disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive supports from the NDIS.

This information session is for parents and carers of children with developmental delay/s or a confirmed diagnosis who have recently made a referral to their NDIS Early Childhood Partner or who would like more information about this process.

In this session we will talk you through how to engage with your local NDIS Early Childhood Partner, what supports are available for your child through the NDIS Early Childhood Approach and if longer term supports are indicated for your child, how we will assist you to access the NDIS. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions about what to expect from this process.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/free-early-intervention-the-ndis-information-session-tickets-518418542817?aff=erellivmlt&keep_tld=1

February 10, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 10, 2023   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Drama Club Communication Collaboration Series
Build Better Job Skills at Drama Club Communication Collaboration with 1 of a four-part series for individuals ages 14 and up. Space is limited! Call for additional information.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
1079 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 2
Atlantic Beach FL 32223
904-595-5381
www.possabilitiesplus.com
PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

February 10, 2023   5:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Night to Shine: Tallahassee (Registration Deadline February 5)
Night to Shine 2023 will be held in person on February 10, 2023. Registration is now open! There is some updated information for this year’s event. A prom for people with special needs ages 14 and over, who will be our guests for the evening. Guests will be celebrated with a red carpet, crowns and tiaras, corsages and boutonnieres, limo rides, games, dancing, dinner, photo portraits and VIP treatment. The vision is to provide an unforgettable night full of faith, hope and love for the amazing people with special needs.

Event Organizer
Genesis Church

Event Contact Information:
North Florida Fair Grounds
441 Paul Russell Rd
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-942-5433
www.genesischurch.tv/nighttoshine#:~:text=When%20is%20Night%20To%20Shine,updates%20to%20this%20year's%20event.
info@genesischurch.tv

February 10, 2023   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Night to Shine: Gulf Breeze
Community Life Church (CLC), Gulf Breeze is excited to celebrate people with special needs all around the world and in our own community on February 10th with the amazing Night to Shine!

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. CLC is blessed to be a part of this growing worldwide movement through the local church where thousands of people with special needs will be celebrated, given the royal treatment and reminded of God’s love for them! Registration is now OPEN for guests. Please click this link to register: www.clc.life/n2s


Event Organizer
Tim Tebow Foundation

Event Contact Information:
Community Life Church
4115 Soundside Drive
Gulf Breeze FL 32563

www.clc.life/n2s

February 10, 2023   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Night to Shine: Panama City
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs (Guest of Honor) ages 14 and older.

Hiland Park Baptist Church is blessed to be a part of this growing worldwide movement through the local church where thousands of people with special needs will be celebrated, given the royal treatment and reminded of God’s love for them! Registration is now OPEN for guests. Please click the below link to register:

Night to Shine 2023 Guest of Honor Registration (pushpayevents.com)
Your Site Title (pcnighttoshine.com)


Event Organizer
Tim Tebow Foundation

Event Contact Information:
Hiland Park Baptist Church
2611 N. Hwy 231
Panama City FL 32405


February 10, 2023   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
 Night to Shine: Jacksonville
Join us as the Jacksonville community teams up to create the largest Night to Shine church collaboration to date, share God’s love and celebrate people with special needs.

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love, for people with special needs. On Friday, February 10, 2023, more than 1,000 people with special needs will attend Night to Shine in Jacksonville, FL, as part of a worldwide movement that celebrates 75,000 honored guests simultaneously on one night in all 50 states and 11 countries on 6 continents!


Event Organizer
Tim Tebow Foundation

Event Contact Information:
Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville FL 32204

nighttoshinejax.com

February 11, 2023   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Free Dental Services
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine will be providing free dental services to kids 5-12. To make an appointment email dfsgkas@gmail.com. Walk-ins will also be welcomed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each spring, 50, fourth-year LECOM School of Dental Medicine students, who already have one-year of clinical experience, begin a 48-week primary care clinical rotation in DeFuniak Springs. The students work under direct supervision of licensed dentists and will see patients of all ages. To learn more visit https://lecom.edu/dental/clinics/defuniak/.


Event Organizer
LECOM

Event Contact Information:
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
101 LECOM Way - formerly Microspine Way
DeFuniak Springs FL


February 11, 2023   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Do Better with Benefits Series
Join us for this six part class on Saturdays starting January 7th. With a $00 donation per family, you'll have access to all SIX classes. The series includes classes on food stamps, rental assistance, third-party benefits, Medicaid, and legal and self advocacy.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
1079 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 2
Atlantic Beach FL 32233
904-595-5381

Event Coordinator
Leanne
Leanne.PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

February 12, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

February 12, 2023   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 PEPSA Professional Development Opportunity for February
This presentation will discuss how to adapt clinical practice to address the needs of adolescents and women with autism spectrum disorder, ASD. Misdiagnosis and common mental health conditions experienced due to late identification of ASD will be discussed.

The registration period is from Feb 1st-28th. Register: http://ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44. For more information contact Mercedes Pagano at paganom@fau.edu or 561-212-8058 or CARD@fau.edu or 561-297-2023.


Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL
561-297-2023
ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
CARD@fau.edu

February 13, 2023   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp
SUMMER LEARNING LAB for children and young adults ages 2-25. Application period is from Feb. 1st-Mar. 8th. Apply online at autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp. You may also stop in the office at the address listed below. Questions? Contact Shanan@850-434-7174 or visit shanan@autismpensacola.org.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg. 1
Pensacola FL 32514


February 13, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Parents' Place for High School & Young Adults w/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Join CARD consultants for monthly meetings to discuss topics of interest for parents of high school students and young adults (ages 18-22) with ASD. February's topic of discussion will be transition planning in the areas of education and post-secondary employment. Join us online for an informative discussion. Presented by Sonia Clark-Rosier.

Register: https://bit.ly/3iDsgep. Time: 6pm-7pm EST/5pm-6pm CST.


Event Organizer
FSU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL

bit.ly/3iDsgep

February 14, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 14, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Special Kids, Special Families
Special Kids, Special Families ~ FREE Monthly Series, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

A Community Networking & Educational Opportunity for Families Raising Children with Special Needs. Families raising children with special needs repeatedly express frustration about not having the resources they need to not only meet their personal needs but those of their children. Through these requests, Easterseals NECFL established the Special Kids Special Families. A FREE Monthly forum where families can learn from local experts about a different topic each month, learn about resources in the community, and establish support and interactions with other parents that are on the same journey.

February 14, 2023 ~ My Child may have a disability- Where do I begin?
Learn about various community resources and how to sign up!

Featured Local Experts will be announced each month
Contact Donna Dwyer, 386-944-7802 to connect with a virtual link


Event Organizer
Easterseals NECFL

Event Contact Information:
125 N. Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach FL 32114
386-944-7834
fb.me/e/2KIv11x0c

Event Coordinator
Michelle Gatrell
mgatrell@esnecfl.org

February 15, 2023   9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Justice on the Block - FREE Legal Help
Need legal help? Join us the third Wednesday of each month for assistance or call 850-862-3279!
Areas of Law:
• Housing issues
• Veteran issues
• Economic impact payment issues and more!

What to expect:
• Walk-ins are welcome!
• Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and is based on availability.
• Please bring documentation and paperwork related to your legal question.


Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida

Event Contact Information:
Okaloosa Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach FL
850-862-3279
www.LSNF.org

February 15, 2023   4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Society Florida Online Keyboard Class
A FREE 4-week online Beginner's Keyboard Class will be held Wednesdays for grades I-5 for children with autism. These classes will be provided by a music instructor who is experienced in teaching children with autism. Contact us at info@autismfl.org for additional information. Space is limited.

Dates and Times: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 and 3/8 from 4-4:30pm.


Event Organizer
Autism Society Florida

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL

www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Autism%20Society%20Florida%20Online%20Keyboard%20Class
info@autismfl.org

February 15, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Grupo de Apoyo para los Padres
Un grupo de apoyo para cuidadores copatrocinado y dirigido por los clinicos de UF Health Jacksonville CARD y FLDRS-MDC. Basado en conversaciones con el objetivo de ayudar a fortalecer la relación entre el niño y los padres, mientras aprende sobre los recursos y el apoyo de profesionales y otros padres. Los padres podrán unirse virtualmente.

Event Organizer
UF Health Jacksonville CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtualmente
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdeugqjItHtYm_i5DAAm1K9r2Nl-y3-pM
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

February 15, 2023   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Sibshops
Sibshop is a gathering of siblings across the ages to create community, build support and share in the stories that make us unique as the sibling of individuals with developmental, intellectual, social-emotional, and medical disabilities. Siblings will be able to join virtually at link provided. There will be in-person opportunities available soon. Ages 8-12yo+.

Event Contact Information:
Vitual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduirqTIpHNyEa1dDvzXxpdFcnLul88nk
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

February 15, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads!
Fathering a child with ASD makes you part of a special group of dads. Gather with others who are "walking the walk" you walk. Fathers and grandfathers who are raising children or adults with ASD are welcome. Come with questions, stories, concerns and share personal experiences and meet other dads like you.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/just-for-dads-4004-4016-tickets-375369820237?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

February 15, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Area 7 Meeting
Get together with your local Family Care Council and Representatives from the Agency for Persons With Disability for this month's educational meeting with guest speaker Ms. Jascinth Lawrence, Director of Programs at CIL (Center for Independent Learning) Orlando. CIL opened its doors to the community in 1976 with the same mission as today: to break down barriers for all people living with disabilities. Today, we continue to proudly serve our community through our five core services: Advocacy, Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills, Peer Support & Mentoring, & Transition.

Event Organizer
Susan Andersen Moore

Event Contact Information:
99 E Marks ST Senior Recreation Center
Orlando FL 32806
772-332-0641 Ext. 1
https://www.fccflorida.org/area-7-fcc.html

Event Coordinator
Susan Andersen Moore
sandersenmoore@aol.com

February 15, 2023   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Cooking With Our Youth
Come and join us every 3rd Wednesday with your little one in sharing ideas and recipes while creating new memories!

Facilitator: MJ Fouquet
Co-Facilitator: Tamelia Malcolm


Event Organizer
Florida Family Leader Network Community Groups

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL

ufl.zoom.us/j/91511011335

February 16, 2023   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp
SUMMER LEARNING LAB for children and young adults ages 2-25. Application period is from Feb. 1st-Mar. 8th. Apply online at autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp. You may also stop in the office at the address listed below. Questions? Contact Shanan@850-434-7174 or visit shanan@autismpensacola.org.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg. 1
Pensacola FL 32514


February 16, 2023   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 PEPSA Professional Development Opportunity for February
This presentation will discuss how to adapt clinical practice to address the needs of adolescents and women with autism spectrum disorder, ASD. Misdiagnosis and common mental health conditions experienced due to late identification of ASD will be discussed.

The registration period is from Feb 1st-28th. Register: http://ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44. For more information contact Mercedes Pagano at paganom@fau.edu or 561-212-8058 or CARD@fau.edu or 561-297-2023.


Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL
561-297-2023
ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
CARD@fau.edu

February 16, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities(CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

February 16, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Becoming a Paid Provider for your Adult Child with a Disability
Once your child turns 18, you can become a paid provider for them and receive compensation for the care you continue to provide. There are different ways to accomplish this, and we have invited the Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities to share information about your options. Please join us to learn about the ins and outs of becoming your child’s paid provider. Bring along your questions and get reliable answers!

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/becoming-a-paid-provider-for-your-adult-child-with-a-disability-tickets-529690276877?aff=erelpanelorg

February 17, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 17, 2023   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Drama Club Communication Collaboration Series
Build Better Job Skills at Drama Club Communication Collaboration with 1 of a four-part series for individuals ages 14 and up. Space is limited! Call for additional information.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
1079 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 2
Atlantic Beach FL 32223
904-595-5381
www.possabilitiesplus.com
PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

February 17, 2023   5:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 What is Autism?
Please join us for an overview of autism spectrum disorder in young children.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities(CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Details Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-autism-4200-tickets-533693881767?aff=ebemoffollowpublishemail&utm_term=What+is+Autism%3F+%234200&utm_medium=email&utm_content=follow_notification&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_campaign=following_published_event

February 17, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

February 17, 2023   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Night of Sparks - Sweetheart Dance
The Night of Sparks Sweetheart Dance is an inclusive event for adults with disabilities.

Join us on the dance floor at the Keystone Recreation Center from 6:30-8:30pm for this free, fun event.

Ages: 16+
Fee: FREE! There is a $1 donation for raffle ticket
What to bring: Your dancing shoes!
What is provided: Drinks, snacks, music, a dance floor, crafts, raffle, and a picture station!


Event Organizer
Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation

Event Contact Information:
17928 Gunn Hwy
Odessa FL 33556
813-309-5468
www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/calendar/03-parksandrec/2023/parks-and-rec/20230217-night-of-sparks-sweetheart-dance-keystone

Event Coordinator
Julia Vogelsang
Vogelsangju@HCFLGov.net

February 18, 2023   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp
SUMMER LEARNING LAB for children and young adults ages 2-25. Application period is from Feb. 1st-Mar. 8th. Apply online at autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp. You may also stop in the office at the address listed below. Questions? Contact Shanan@850-434-7174 or visit shanan@autismpensacola.org.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg. 1
Pensacola FL 32514


February 19, 2023   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Free Pilates In the Park Event
Free one-hour pilates classes will be held in Community Maritime Park on the third Sunday of each month throughout 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Pure Pilates Studio will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation & PURE Pilates

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL


February 21, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 21, 2023   6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Increasing Communication Opportunities at Home
This presentation will review how caregivers can increase communication opportunities. We will review specific types of skills to target, strategies to increase communication, as well as ways to create natural opportunities to communicate throughout the day.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/increasing-communication-opportunities-at-home-4196-tickets-531978952367?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

February 22, 2023   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp
SUMMER LEARNING LAB for children and young adults ages 2-25. Application period is from Feb. 1st-Mar. 8th. Apply online at autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp. You may also stop in the office at the address listed below.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg. 1
Pensacola FL 32514
850-434-7174
autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp

Event Coordinator
Shanan
shanan@autismpensacola.org

February 22, 2023   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Kid Fit at American Fitness 24/7
Kid Fit is our training class for kids (3rd-7th grade). Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Coach Jacob makes exercising fun for our young members. He is inspiring, encouraging and creates an inclusive environment.


Event Organizer
American Fitness 24/7

Event Contact Information:
American Fitness 24/7
6668 Thomasville Rd, Suite 7
Tallahassee FL

www.americanfitness247.com
Af247staff@gmail.com

February 23, 2023   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Booster - Postsecondary Transition
Do you know how to plan for your child’s future within the special education system? Are there new ideas to consider discussing with your child’s school team? How can I prepare and plan for my child’s transition out of school and into the adult world?

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/transition-booster-postsecondary-transition-tickets-528496456127?aff=erellivmlt

February 24, 2023   8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Series Boot Camp Day 1
This training series is intended for families of middle school and high school students as they prepare for their child’s transition into adulthood. The trainings are intended to support families as they plan, research and identify resources and supports necessary for their child’s successful transition.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/transition-series-boot-camp-day-1-4197-tickets-532131398337?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

February 24, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 24, 2023   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Drama Club Communication Collaboration Series
Build Better Job Skills at Drama Club Communication Collaboration with 1 of a four-part series for individuals ages 14 and up. Space is limited! Call for additional information.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
1079 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 2
Atlantic Beach FL 32223
904-595-5381
www.possabilitiesplus.com
PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

February 25, 2023   8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Series Boot Camp Day 2
This training series is intended for families of middle school and high school students as they prepare for their child’s transition into adulthood. The trainings are intended to support families as they plan, research and identify resources and supports necessary for their child’s successful transition.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/transition-series-boot-camp-day-2-4198-tickets-532146804417?aff=erellivmlt

February 25, 2023   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 PEPSA Professional Development Opportunity for February
This presentation will discuss how to adapt clinical practice to address the needs of adolescents and women with autism spectrum disorder, ASD. Misdiagnosis and common mental health conditions experienced due to late identification of ASD will be discussed.

The registration period is from Feb 1st-28th. Register: http://ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44. For more information contact Mercedes Pagano at paganom@fau.edu or 561-212-8058 or CARD@fau.edu or 561-297-2023.


Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL
561-297-2023
ow.ly/9FQa50KUW44

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
CARD@fau.edu

February 25, 2023   12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
 Basketball Fun Day For All Ages
Join us and watch for free the Florida Atlantic Owls men’s basketball team play the UTEP Miner. All proceeds will benefit FAU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. Learn about FAU CARD and local resources across the lifespan.

- Free Food & Drinks
- Music
- Local Resources
- Games


Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
FAU Arena
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton FL 33431
561-297-2055
www.eventbrite.com/e/basketball-fun-day-for-all-ages-tickets-429372914947?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
CARD@FAU.EDU

February 26, 2023   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp
SUMMER LEARNING LAB for children and young adults ages 2-25. Application period is from Feb. 1st-Mar. 8th. Apply online at autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp. You may also stop in the office at the address listed below.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg. 1
Pensacola FL 32514
850-434-7174
autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp

Event Coordinator
Shanan
shanan@autismpensacola.org

February 26, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 A Day for Autism Building Bridges with Law Enforcement
A day for Autism Building Bridges with Law Enforcement.

Event Organizer
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Event Contact Information:
11700 Pierson Road
Wellington FL 33414


Event Coordinator
Scott Poritz
PoritzS@pbso.org

February 26, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

February 28, 2023   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Supporting Positive Behaviour – Introductory Strategies for Parents
If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a diagnosed disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive supports from the NDIS.

This information session is for parents and carers of children with developmental delay/s or a confirmed diagnosis who have recently made a referral to their NDIS Early Childhood Partner or who would like more information about this process.

In this session we will talk you through how to engage with your local NDIS Early Childhood Partner, what supports are available for your child through the NDIS Early Childhood Approach and if longer term supports are indicated for your child, how we will assist you to access the NDIS. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions about what to expect from this process.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/free-supporting-positive-behaviour-introductory-strategies-for-parents-tickets-484242531447?aff=erelpanelorg&keep_tld=1

February 28, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

February 28, 2023   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Meals on My Own
Meals on My Own is a cooking class for adults on the autism spectrum that meet at the Pensacola Cooks Kitchen. This class is held the last Tuesday of every month. Cost: $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

There are only 10 spots available so reserve your spot!


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Cooks Kitchen
3670 Barrancas Avenue
Pensacola FL 32507
850-456-0743

February 28, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

March 1, 2023   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Free Income Tax Assistance - Pensacola and Milton Sites
United Way of West Florida offers free tax assistance programs for individuals and families with low to moderate income.

VITA(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites are operated by IRS partners such as United Way of West Florida and are staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. All VITA volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information.

Dial 211 to schedule your appointment! They are taking appointments now for all our main sites for the 2023 VITA season. VITA sites don't open until at least February 1st.


Event Organizer
United Way of West Florida

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola State College
1000 College Blvd. - Bldg. 5
Pensacola FL 32502


March 1, 2023   4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Society Florida Online Keyboard Class
A FREE 4-week online Beginner's Keyboard Class will be held Wednesdays for grades I-5 for children with autism. These classes will be provided by a music instructor who is experienced in teaching children with autism. Contact us at info@autismfl.org for additional information. Space is limited.

Dates and Times: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 and 3/8 from 4-4:30pm.


Event Organizer
Autism Society Florida

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL

www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Autism%20Society%20Florida%20Online%20Keyboard%20Class
info@autismfl.org

March 2, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities(CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

March 3, 2023   2:30 PM - : Central Time
 CEDI: Free Food Box
CEDI and Feeding the Gulf Coast will be providing a FREE food box to families in the community starting at 2:30 and will continue until all of the supply runs out. A food box is available every Tuesday and Friday.

If you would like to partner with this 501(c)3 non-profit, please contact Pastor Neal and Jana Croom at 850-288-8373, lordhousecm@gmail.com.


Event Organizer
Connector Economic Development Inc (CEDI)/Feeding The Gulf Coast

Event Contact Information:
The Lords House C.M.
3627 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola FL 32505
850-288-8373
lordshousecm@gmail.com

March 3, 2023   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Drama Club Communication Collaboration Series
Build Better Job Skills at Drama Club Communication Collaboration with 1 of a four-part series for individuals ages 14 and up. Space is limited! Call for additional information.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
1079 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 2
Atlantic Beach FL 32223
904-595-5381
www.possabilitiesplus.com
PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

March 4, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

March 5, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

March 5, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


March 7, 2023   9:00 AM - : Central Time
 Autism Pensacola Kids for Camp
SUMMER LEARNING LAB for children and young adults ages 2-25. Application period is from Feb. 1st-Mar. 8th. Apply online at autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp. You may also stop in the office at the address listed below.

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy, Bldg. 1
Pensacola FL 32514
850-434-7174
autismpensacola.org/our-programs/kids-for-camp

Event Coordinator
Shanan
shanan@autismpensacola.org

March 7, 2023   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition to School - Parent Information Session
Transitioning to school is a big milestone in a family’s life. This information session is for parents and carers of children with additional support needs who will be starting school in 2024 or 2025.

In this session we will discuss different school options, the enrolment process, the various supports available and some key considerations in preparing your child and their school for this transition. There will also be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions.

Facilitated by the NDIS Early Childhood Partner team in partnership with the Department of Education, Catholic Education & Independent Schools NSW.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual


www.eventbrite.com/e/transition-to-school-parent-information-session-tickets-484243955707?aff=erelpanelorg&keep_tld=1

March 7, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

March 7, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

March 8, 2023   4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Time
 Autism Society Florida Online Keyboard Class
A FREE 4-week online Beginner's Keyboard Class will be held Wednesdays for grades I-5 for children with autism. These classes will be provided by a music instructor who is experienced in teaching children with autism. Contact us at info@autismfl.org for additional information. Space is limited.

Dates and Times: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 and 3/8 from 4-4:30pm.


Event Organizer
Autism Society Florida

Event Contact Information:
Online
FL

www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Autism%20Society%20Florida%20Online%20Keyboard%20Class
info@autismfl.org

March 8, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retro Diner Hour
Adults with autism spectrum disorder will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated social conversations via Zoom. This event will temporarily take the place of the Breakfast Club Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Event Organizer
CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvceCrrzwvG92WVODDjJV4-ue4HG3r-67G
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

March 8, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Parent Support Group (Craft Group)
A Parent Support Group: Conversation-based and activity-based craft group for parents, led by CARD clinicians. Parents will be able to join virtually from the comfort of their home or come into the office, 6271 St Augustine Road Suite 1, Jax FL 32217.

Event Organizer
CARD Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
6271 St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville FL 32217

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdu2hqDosH9ZNF8Mdi2Q5q8_9Qqv9oRd6

Event Coordinator
Chanel Baldwin
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

March 8, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 L.U.P.A. Latinos Unidos Por el Autismo - Grupo de Apoyo
Grupo de apoyo diseñado exclusivamente para familias hispanoparlantes de personas con autismo y condiciones relacionadas. Con el propósito de que estas puedan expresar inquietudes, conectarse con otras familias, recibir información de recursos y apoyo en su comunidad. Traemos temas de interés e invitados especiales.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/lupa-latinos-unidos-por-el-autismo-grupo-de-apoyo-3986-tickets-354597700267?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

March 10, 2023   4:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Drama Club Communication Collaboration Series
Build Better Job Skills at Drama Club Communication Collaboration with 1 of a four-part series for individuals ages 14 and up. Space is limited! Call for additional information.

Event Organizer
PossAbilities Plus

Event Contact Information:
1079 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 2
Atlantic Beach FL 32223
904-595-5381
www.possabilitiesplus.com
PossAbilitiesPlus@gmail.com

March 10, 2023   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Kid Fit at American Fitness 24/7
Kid Fit is our training class for kids (3rd-7th grade). Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Coach Jacob makes exercising fun for our young members. He is inspiring, encouraging and creates an inclusive environment.


Event Organizer
American Fitness 24/7

Event Contact Information:
American Fitness 24/7
6668 Thomasville Rd, Suite 7
Tallahassee FL

www.americanfitness247.com
Af247staff@gmail.com

March 12, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

March 13, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Early Communication Parent Workshop
Difficulties and delays in a child's speech and communication can significantly impact a family’s life.

This session is for parents and carers of children aged 0-6yrs who have identified language delays or who might be having difficulty in communicating with others.

The session will touch on early communication development including communication milestones, basic strategies to foster more positive interactions and to aid development, and what to do if you think your child has a communication delay.

There will be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions as well as connect with other parents in this group session.

Places are limited to ensure participants can engage fully with the facilitator during this session.

This session will be delivered via Zoom. The meeting URL will be sent to attendees after registration.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual


www.eventbrite.com/e/free-early-communication-parent-workshop-tickets-484237747137?aff=erelpanelorg&keep_tld=1

March 14, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Special Kids, Special Families
Special Kids, Special Families ~ FREE Monthly Series, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

A Community Networking & Educational Opportunity for Families Raising Children with Special Needs. Families raising children with special needs repeatedly express frustration about not having the resources they need to not only meet their personal needs but those of their children. Through these requests, Easterseals NECFL established the Special Kids Special Families. A FREE Monthly forum where families can learn from local experts about a different topic each month, learn about resources in the community, and establish support and interactions with other parents that are on the same journey. Learn about various community resources and how to sign up!

March 14, 2023 TOPIC ~ Understanding Autism

Featured Local Experts will be announced each month
Contact Donna Dwyer, 386-944-7802 to connect with a virtual link


Event Organizer
Easterseals NECFL

Event Contact Information:
125 N. Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach FL 32114
386-944-7834
fb.me/e/2KIv11x0c

Event Coordinator
Michelle Gatrell
mgatrell@esnecfl.org

March 14, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads!
Fathering a child with ASD makes you part of a special group of dads. Gather with others who are "walking the walk" you walk. Fathers and grandfathers who are raising children or adults with ASD are welcome. Come with questions, stories, concerns and share personal experiences and meet other dads like you.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/just-for-dads-4004-4016-tickets-375369820237?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

March 15, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Grupo de Apoyo para los Padres
Un grupo de apoyo para cuidadores copatrocinado y dirigido por los clinicos de UF Health Jacksonville CARD y FLDRS-MDC. Basado en conversaciones con el objetivo de ayudar a fortalecer la relación entre el niño y los padres, mientras aprende sobre los recursos y el apoyo de profesionales y otros padres. Los padres podrán unirse virtualmente.

Event Organizer
UF Health Jacksonville CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtualmente
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdeugqjItHtYm_i5DAAm1K9r2Nl-y3-pM
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

March 15, 2023   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Sibshops
Sibshop is a gathering of siblings across the ages to create community, build support and share in the stories that make us unique as the sibling of individuals with developmental, intellectual, social-emotional, and medical disabilities. Siblings will be able to join virtually at link provided. There will be in-person opportunities available soon. Ages 8-12yo+.

Event Contact Information:
Vitual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduirqTIpHNyEa1dDvzXxpdFcnLul88nk
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

March 15, 2023   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Cooking With Our Youth
Come and join us every 3rd Wednesday with your little one in sharing ideas and recipes while creating new memories!

Facilitator: MJ Fouquet
Co-Facilitator: Tamelia Malcolm


Event Organizer
Florida Family Leader Network Community Groups

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL
352-681-2820
ufl.zoom.us/j/91511011335
maryjoan.fouquet@peds.ufl.edu

March 16, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 2023 TRANSITION FAIR
2023 Coral Glades High School Transition Fair.

Event Organizer
Coral Glades High School

Event Contact Information:
2700 SPORTSPLEX DRIVE
CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33065
954-381-9658

Event Coordinator
Tonya M. Clark
Tonya.clark@browardschools.com

March 16, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities(CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

March 16, 2023   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Booster - Employment
Are you interested in helping someone with a disability find a job? Do you think your child can work but you don’t know where to start? Do you work with people who need support to help them have a successful work experience? Join us to learn about:

1. The benefits of employment.

2. How to access employment services like job coaching and job development.

3. What is the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County and how do they help find jobs for individuals with disabilities?


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com/e/transition-booster-employment-tickets-528515422857?aff=erelpanelorg

March 17, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

March 18, 2023   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Reimagine Milton
As in all Reimagine events, this Milton event is slated to bring Jesus, hope, joy, and fun to those in our community who may be having a hard time.

There will be a free grocery giveaway (20,000 lbs), free clothing, a free lunch to our guests and volunteers, free diapers, and so many other free things and activities. So bring the family out for a fun-filled event!


Event Organizer
Reimagine

Event Contact Information:
Jernigan's Landing
5158 Willing Street
Milton FL 32570
850-454-5280
www.reimagineworldwide.org

Event Coordinator
Linda English

March 19, 2023   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Free Pilates In the Park Event
Free one-hour pilates classes will be held in Community Maritime Park on the third Sunday of each month throughout 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Pure Pilates Studio will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation & PURE Pilates

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL


March 21, 2023   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Supporting Young Children with Anxiety - Strategies for Parents
This interactive online workshop has been designed to support families in identifying mild to moderate anxiety in their child.

The session aims to give parents the tools to help improve communication, support positive relationships and enhance their child’s engagement in everyday tasks and activities.

The workshop will explore how anxiety might present in young children, as well as offering practical strategies to help develop resilience and confidence in your child.

The session will be facilitated by Early Childhood Coordinators from the NDIS Northern Sydney Early Childhood Partner team.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-supporting-young-children-with-anxiety-strategies-for-parents-tickets-518438773327?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

March 26, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

March 28, 2023   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Meals on My Own
Meals on My Own is a cooking class for adults on the autism spectrum that meet at the Pensacola Cooks Kitchen. This class is held the last Tuesday of every month. Cost: $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

There are only 10 spots available so reserve your spot!


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Cooks Kitchen
3670 Barrancas Avenue
Pensacola FL 32507
850-456-0743

March 28, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Raising African American Children with Autism
A support group supporting parents and guardians of Black African American children with autism to support, encourage, and be a resource on issues related to autism and the Black African American community.

Event Organizer
FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Zoom
FL
561-212-4930

Event Coordinator
Robin Jones
robinjones@fau.edu

March 29, 2023   4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
 Kid Fit at American Fitness 24/7
Kid Fit is our training class for kids (3rd-7th grade). Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Coach Jacob makes exercising fun for our young members. He is inspiring, encouraging and creates an inclusive environment.


Event Organizer
American Fitness 24/7

Event Contact Information:
American Fitness 24/7
6668 Thomasville Rd, Suite 7
Tallahassee FL

www.americanfitness247.com
Af247staff@gmail.com

April 1, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

April 2, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

April 2, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


April 4, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

April 4, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

April 6, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Understanding Developmental Delay - Ensuring the Best Start for Children
This interactive workshop has been designed to put theory in to practice for centre directors and early childhood educators at all levels. The focus is on identifying children at risk of developmental delay and how to navigate sensitive and supportive conversations with families.

Facilitated by skilled and experienced early childhood educators and allied health clinicians from the NDIS Early Childhood Partner team, this session will give a detailed overview of the role of the NDIS Early Childhood Approach in helping families to access the supports they need for their child.

A certificate of attendance can be provided upon request.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/understanding-developmental-delay-ensuring-the-best-start-for-children-tickets-518379536147?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 6, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 9, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

April 9, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads!
Fathering a child with ASD makes you part of a special group of dads. Gather with others who are "walking the walk" you walk. Fathers and grandfathers who are raising children or adults with ASD are welcome. Come with questions, stories, concerns and share personal experiences and meet other dads like you.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/just-for-dads-4004-4016-tickets-375369820237?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 11, 2023   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Just for Dads!
Fathering a child with ASD makes you part of a special group of dads. Gather with others who are "walking the walk" you walk. Fathers and grandfathers who are raising children or adults with ASD are welcome. Come with questions, stories, concerns and share personal experiences and meet other dads like you.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/just-for-dads-4004-4016-tickets-375369820237?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 12, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retro Diner Hour
Adults with autism spectrum disorder will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated social conversations via Zoom. This event will temporarily take the place of the Breakfast Club Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Event Organizer
CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvceCrrzwvG92WVODDjJV4-ue4HG3r-67G
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

April 12, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Parent Support Group (Craft Group)
A Parent Support Group: Conversation-based and activity-based craft group for parents, led by CARD clinicians. Parents will be able to join virtually from the comfort of their home or come into the office, 6271 St Augustine Road Suite 1, Jax FL 32217.

Event Organizer
CARD Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
6271 St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville FL 32217

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdu2hqDosH9ZNF8Mdi2Q5q8_9Qqv9oRd6

Event Coordinator
Chanel Baldwin
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

April 12, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 L.U.P.A. Latinos Unidos Por el Autismo - Grupo de Apoyo
Grupo de apoyo diseñado exclusivamente para familias hispanoparlantes de personas con autismo y condiciones relacionadas. Con el propósito de que estas puedan expresar inquietudes, conectarse con otras familias, recibir información de recursos y apoyo en su comunidad. Traemos temas de interés e invitados especiales.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/lupa-latinos-unidos-por-el-autismo-grupo-de-apoyo-3986-tickets-354597700267?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 13, 2023   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Understanding Developmental Delay - Ensuring the Best Start for Children
This interactive workshop has been designed to put theory in to practice for centre directors and early childhood educators at all levels. The focus is on identifying children at risk of developmental delay and how to navigate sensitive and supportive conversations with families.

Facilitated by skilled and experienced early childhood educators and allied health clinicians from the NDIS Early Childhood Partner team, this session will give a detailed overview of the role of the NDIS Early Childhood Approach in helping families to access the supports they need for their child.

A certificate of attendance can be provided upon request.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/understanding-developmental-delay-ensuring-the-best-start-for-children-tickets-518383568207?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 16, 2023   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Free Pilates In the Park Event
Free one-hour pilates classes will be held in Community Maritime Park on the third Sunday of each month throughout 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Pure Pilates Studio will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation & PURE Pilates

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL


April 19, 2023   9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 Justice on the Block - FREE Legal Help
Need legal help? Join us the third Wednesday of each month for assistance or call 850-862-3279!
Areas of Law:
• Housing issues
• Veteran issues
• Economic impact payment issues and more!

What to expect:
• Walk-ins are welcome!
• Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis and is based on availability.
• Please bring documentation and paperwork related to your legal question.


Event Organizer
Legal Services of North Florida

Event Contact Information:
Okaloosa Courthouse Annex Extension
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton Beach FL
850-862-3279
www.LSNF.org

April 19, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Grupo de Apoyo para los Padres
Un grupo de apoyo para cuidadores copatrocinado y dirigido por los clinicos de UF Health Jacksonville CARD y FLDRS-MDC. Basado en conversaciones con el objetivo de ayudar a fortalecer la relación entre el niño y los padres, mientras aprende sobre los recursos y el apoyo de profesionales y otros padres. Los padres podrán unirse virtualmente.

Event Organizer
UF Health Jacksonville CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtualmente
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdeugqjItHtYm_i5DAAm1K9r2Nl-y3-pM
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

April 19, 2023   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Sibshops
Sibshop is a gathering of siblings across the ages to create community, build support and share in the stories that make us unique as the sibling of individuals with developmental, intellectual, social-emotional, and medical disabilities. Siblings will be able to join virtually at link provided. There will be in-person opportunities available soon. Ages 8-12yo+.

Event Contact Information:
Vitual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduirqTIpHNyEa1dDvzXxpdFcnLul88nk
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

April 19, 2023   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Cooking With Our Youth
Come and join us every 3rd Wednesday with your little one in sharing ideas and recipes while creating new memories!

Facilitator: MJ Fouquet
Co-Facilitator: Tamelia Malcolm


Event Organizer
Florida Family Leader Network Community Groups

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL
352-681-2820
ufl.zoom.us/j/91511011335
maryjoan.fouquet@peds.ufl.edu

April 20, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

April 21, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

April 23, 2023   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Jupiter Police Family Autism Day
The Jupiter Police Department is hosting an entire day filled with resources to assist those on the autism spectrum and their families and friends. Not only will this day be resourceful to inform you on all the incredible resources that are available for you in the area, but full of fun to connect you with your local first responders and others with autism.
Free Activities for the Whole Family:
-Over 25 local autism resource vendors who will provide information on autism educational awareness, vocational training, behavioral assistance, social skills, support, mentoring, recreational activities and groups, safety, and more.
-Bounce Houses
-Air Brush Tattoos
-Petting Zoo
-Yard Games
-Sensory Stations
-DJ provided by Royal DJ's
-Relax Zone for caregivers provided by Namaste Chiropractic
-Story Time
-Picnic Area
-Quiet Zone
First Responder Relation Opportunities:
-Touch-A-Truck Zone- Jupiter PD, PBSO,
Palm Beach Gardens PD, PBCFR

1172@jupiter.fl.us
(561)741-2426


Event Organizer
Jupiter Police Department

Event Contact Information:
111 S Sapodilla Ave Suite #207
Suite #207
West Palm Beach FL 33401
561-741-2426
www.eventbrite.com/.../jupiter-police-family...

Event Coordinator
Officer Diana Zeitz

April 25, 2023   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Meals on My Own
Meals on My Own is a cooking class for adults on the autism spectrum that meet at the Pensacola Cooks Kitchen. This class is held the last Tuesday of every month. Cost: $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

There are only 10 spots available so reserve your spot!


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Cooks Kitchen
3670 Barrancas Avenue
Pensacola FL 32507
850-456-0743

April 29, 2023   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Pensacola Baby Shower
This is a FREE community event. If you are pregnant, or have children 3 years old, please join us. Get expert support for questions about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and more. Connect with the many resources available to your family!

Event Organizer
Florida Health and Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Fricker Community Center
900 North F Street
Pensacola FL 32501
850-696-2291

Event Coordinator
Jade
Jade@healthystart.info

April 30, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

May 2, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

May 2, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

May 4, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

May 6, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

May 7, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

May 7, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


May 10, 2023   9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Eastern Time
 Supporting Positive Behaviour – Introductory Strategies for Parents
If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a diagnosed disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive supports from the NDIS.

This information session is for parents and carers of children with developmental delay/s or a confirmed diagnosis who have recently made a referral to their NDIS Early Childhood Partner or who would like more information about this process.

In this session we will talk you through how to engage with your local NDIS Early Childhood Partner, what supports are available for your child through the NDIS Early Childhood Approach and if longer term supports are indicated for your child, how we will assist you to access the NDIS. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions about what to expect from this process.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-supporting-positive-behaviour-introductory-strategies-for-parents-tickets-484242992827?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

May 10, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retro Diner Hour
Adults with autism spectrum disorder will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated social conversations via Zoom. This event will temporarily take the place of the Breakfast Club Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Event Organizer
CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvceCrrzwvG92WVODDjJV4-ue4HG3r-67G
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

May 10, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Parent Support Group (Craft Group)
A Parent Support Group: Conversation-based and activity-based craft group for parents, led by CARD clinicians. Parents will be able to join virtually from the comfort of their home or come into the office, 6271 St Augustine Road Suite 1, Jax FL 32217.

Event Organizer
CARD Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
6271 St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville FL 32217

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdu2hqDosH9ZNF8Mdi2Q5q8_9Qqv9oRd6

Event Coordinator
Chanel Baldwin
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

May 10, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 L.U.P.A. Latinos Unidos Por el Autismo - Grupo de Apoyo
Grupo de apoyo diseñado exclusivamente para familias hispanoparlantes de personas con autismo y condiciones relacionadas. Con el propósito de que estas puedan expresar inquietudes, conectarse con otras familias, recibir información de recursos y apoyo en su comunidad. Traemos temas de interés e invitados especiales.

Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/lupa-latinos-unidos-por-el-autismo-grupo-de-apoyo-3986-tickets-354597700267?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

May 14, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

May 16, 2023   12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Eastern Time
 FREE: Early Intervention & the NDIS - Information Session
If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a diagnosed disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive supports from the NDIS.

This information session is for parents and carers of children with developmental delay/s or a confirmed diagnosis who have recently made a referral to their NDIS Early Childhood Partner or who would like more information about this process.

In this session we will talk you through how to engage with your local NDIS Early Childhood Partner, what supports are available for your child through the NDIS Early Childhood Approach and if longer term supports are indicated for your child, how we will assist you to access the NDIS. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions about what to expect from this process.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-early-intervention-the-ndis-information-session-tickets-518436155497?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

May 16, 2023   12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Eastern Time
 FREE: Early Intervention & the NDIS - Information Session
If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a diagnosed disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive supports from the NDIS.

This information session is for parents and carers of children with developmental delay/s or a confirmed diagnosis who have recently made a referral to their NDIS Early Childhood Partner or who would like more information about this process.

In this session we will talk you through how to engage with your local NDIS Early Childhood Partner, what supports are available for your child through the NDIS Early Childhood Approach and if longer term supports are indicated for your child, how we will assist you to access the NDIS. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to ask our experienced team questions about what to expect from this process.


Event Organizer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - NDIS Sessions

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/free-early-intervention-the-ndis-information-session-tickets-518436155497?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

May 17, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Grupo de Apoyo para los Padres
Un grupo de apoyo para cuidadores copatrocinado y dirigido por los clinicos de UF Health Jacksonville CARD y FLDRS-MDC. Basado en conversaciones con el objetivo de ayudar a fortalecer la relación entre el niño y los padres, mientras aprende sobre los recursos y el apoyo de profesionales y otros padres. Los padres podrán unirse virtualmente.

Event Organizer
UF Health Jacksonville CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtualmente
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdeugqjItHtYm_i5DAAm1K9r2Nl-y3-pM
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

May 17, 2023   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Sibshops
Sibshop is a gathering of siblings across the ages to create community, build support and share in the stories that make us unique as the sibling of individuals with developmental, intellectual, social-emotional, and medical disabilities. Siblings will be able to join virtually at link provided. There will be in-person opportunities available soon. Ages 8-12yo+.

Event Contact Information:
Vitual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduirqTIpHNyEa1dDvzXxpdFcnLul88nk
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

May 17, 2023   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Cooking With Our Youth
Come and join us every 3rd Wednesday with your little one in sharing ideas and recipes while creating new memories!

Facilitator: MJ Fouquet
Co-Facilitator: Tamelia Malcolm


Event Organizer
Florida Family Leader Network Community Groups

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL
352-681-2820
ufl.zoom.us/j/91511011335
maryjoan.fouquet@peds.ufl.edu

May 18, 2023   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Adults with ASD Forum
This forum is designed as a safe space for adults with ASD to practice social skills. The group learns skills that will support successful employment, expand social opportunities and provide ongoing coaching in social communication.

*Must be registered UCF CARD Constituent.


Event Organizer
UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Event Contact Information:
Online


www.eventbrite.com/e/adults-with-asd-forum-tickets-118505098941?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

May 19, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

May 21, 2023   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Free Pilates In the Park Event
Free one-hour pilates classes will be held in Community Maritime Park on the third Sunday of each month throughout 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Pure Pilates Studio will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation & PURE Pilates

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL


May 28, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

May 30, 2023   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Meals on My Own
Meals on My Own is a cooking class for adults on the autism spectrum that meet at the Pensacola Cooks Kitchen. This class is held the last Tuesday of every month. Cost: $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

There are only 10 spots available so reserve your spot!


Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Cooks Kitchen
3670 Barrancas Avenue
Pensacola FL 32507
850-456-0743

June 3, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

June 4, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

June 4, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


June 6, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

June 7, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

June 11, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

June 14, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Retro Diner Hour
Adults with autism spectrum disorder will have the opportunity to engage in facilitated social conversations via Zoom. This event will temporarily take the place of the Breakfast Club Meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Event Organizer
CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvceCrrzwvG92WVODDjJV4-ue4HG3r-67G
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

June 14, 2023   5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern Time
 Parent Support Group (Craft Group)
A Parent Support Group: Conversation-based and activity-based craft group for parents, led by CARD clinicians. Parents will be able to join virtually from the comfort of their home or come into the office, 6271 St Augustine Road Suite 1, Jax FL 32217.

Event Organizer
CARD Jacksonville

Event Contact Information:
6271 St. Augustine Rd
Jacksonville FL 32217

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdu2hqDosH9ZNF8Mdi2Q5q8_9Qqv9oRd6

Event Coordinator
Chanel Baldwin
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

June 16, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

June 18, 2023   10:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Pilates In the Park Event
Free one-hour pilates classes will be held in Community Maritime Park on the third Sunday of each month. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Pure Pilates Studio will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation & PURE Pilates

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL


June 21, 2023   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
 Grupo de Apoyo para los Padres
Un grupo de apoyo para cuidadores copatrocinado y dirigido por los clinicos de UF Health Jacksonville CARD y FLDRS-MDC. Basado en conversaciones con el objetivo de ayudar a fortalecer la relación entre el niño y los padres, mientras aprende sobre los recursos y el apoyo de profesionales y otros padres. Los padres podrán unirse virtualmente.

Event Organizer
UF Health Jacksonville CARD

Event Contact Information:
Virtualmente
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdeugqjItHtYm_i5DAAm1K9r2Nl-y3-pM
Bernardo.Cuadra@jax.ufl.edu

June 21, 2023   5:30 PM - : Eastern Time
 Sibshops
Sibshop is a gathering of siblings across the ages to create community, build support and share in the stories that make us unique as the sibling of individuals with developmental, intellectual, social-emotional, and medical disabilities. Siblings will be able to join virtually at link provided. There will be in-person opportunities available soon. Ages 8-12yo+.

Event Contact Information:
Vitual
FL

ufhjax.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItduirqTIpHNyEa1dDvzXxpdFcnLul88nk
chanel.baldwin@jax.ufl.edu

June 21, 2023   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Cooking With Our Youth
Come and join us every 3rd Wednesday with your little one in sharing ideas and recipes while creating new memories!

Facilitator: MJ Fouquet
Co-Facilitator: Tamelia Malcolm


Event Organizer
Florida Family Leader Network Community Groups

Event Contact Information:
via Zoom
FL
352-681-2820
ufl.zoom.us/j/91511011335
maryjoan.fouquet@peds.ufl.edu

June 25, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

July 1, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

July 2, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

July 2, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


July 4, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

July 9, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

July 21, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

July 30, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

August 1, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

August 1, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

August 5, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

August 6, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

August 6, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


August 13, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

August 18, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

August 27, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

September 2, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

September 3, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

September 3, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


September 5, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

September 5, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

September 10, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

September 15, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

September 24, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

October 1, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

October 1, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


October 3, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

October 3, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

October 7, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

October 8, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

October 13, 2023   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Abilities Expo
Dial Up Your Independence at Abilities Expo! Three days. One roof. Endless access to the latest products, technologies and resources for the disability community! Get ready for an all-inclusive climbing wall, a ton of adaptive sports, the world-famous Rollettes, info-packed workshops and so much more. It's all free so join us and register today.

Event Contact Information:
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
323-363-2099
www.abilities.com/ft-lauderdale
info@abilities.com

October 14, 2023   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 Abilities Expo
Dial Up Your Independence at Abilities Expo! Three days. One roof. Endless access to the latest products, technologies and resources for the disability community! Get ready for an all-inclusive climbing wall, a ton of adaptive sports, the world-famous Rollettes, info-packed workshops and so much more. It's all free so join us and register today.

Event Contact Information:
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
323-363-2099
www.abilities.com/ft-lauderdale
info@abilities.com

October 15, 2023   11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Abilities Expo
Dial Up Your Independence at Abilities Expo! Three days. One roof. Endless access to the latest products, technologies and resources for the disability community! Get ready for an all-inclusive climbing wall, a ton of adaptive sports, the world-famous Rollettes, info-packed workshops and so much more. It's all free so join us and register today.

Event Contact Information:
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
323-363-2099
www.abilities.com/ft-lauderdale
info@abilities.com

October 20, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

October 29, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

October 31, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

November 4, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

November 5, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

November 5, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


November 7, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

November 12, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

November 17, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

November 26, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

December 2, 2023   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

December 3, 2023   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sensitive Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese's now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Trained and caring staff are there to make sure families who have children with autism and special needs have a fun filled visit.

Visit website to find a location near you!


Event Organizer
Chuck E. Cheese

Event Contact Information:
Various locations statewide
FL
888-778-7193
www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays
guestrelations@cecentertainment.com

December 3, 2023   9:30 AM - : Central Time
 Free Yoga in the Park
Free one-hour yoga classes will be held in Bayview Park on the first Sunday of each month throughout 2023 at 9:30 a.m. Classes are open to all ages and levels of experience. Certified instructors from Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center will provide instruction. The class is free, but you will need to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and any other accessories you would like to use. Stay hydrated! Don't forget to bring a bottle of water. We hope to see you there!

Event Organizer
Play Pensacola Parks & Recreation

Event Contact Information:
Bayview Park
2001 East Lloyd Street
Pensacola FL 32503


December 5, 2023   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

December 5, 2023   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group
No parent should feel alone in their journey of raising a child with autism. It’s tough to care for them, teach them, advocate for them, fight for them, all while taking care of ourselves at the same time. Our kids don’t come with a special manual or born to parents who have a certain set of skills. We learn as we go. Sometimes we figure things out fairly quickly, and sometimes it takes years of hard work and perspiration. If we try to do it all alone, or feel that we’ve been abandoned by those we once counted on, life can easily begin to feel as though it’s impossible. Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience. Every first Tuesday of the month.

Event Organizer
Autism Society of Florida

Event Contact Information:
Virtual
FL
407-207-3388
www.autismfl.org/support-group
info@autismfl.org

December 10, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Great Connections
Great Connections is a monthly program just for children with special needs and their families. The second Sunday of the month, Great Explorations will close to the general public from 10 am to 12pm, will modify lights and sounds, and will provide a “cool down” room for families who need to take a break. A FREE program for Special Needs families!

Event Organizer
Great Explorations Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Great Explorations Children's Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704

greatex.org/programs/great-connections

Event Coordinator
Elle Gray
EGray@greatex.org

December 10, 2023   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Arc Family Holiday Extravaganza
Arc Families
Holiday Extravaganza
Join us in celebrating the holidays. Bring the whole family to enjoy activities, light refreshments and have your family holiday photo taken.

Date: 12/10/2022 (Sat.)
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm EST


Event Organizer
The Arc of Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
4522 South Congress Ave
Palm Springs FL 33461
561-842-5814 Ext. 206
www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A9AB2CA7FE3-holiday

Event Coordinator
Monica Sanchez
msanchez@arcpbc.org

December 15, 2023   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Game Night
Join us each month for Friday Night Game Night. Game Night will feature a variety of Nintendo Switch games, puzzles, card games and more! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available. For Ages 16 and older. Cost: $10 per person. Register now to attend!

Event Organizer
Autism Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Autism Pensacola
10001 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola FL
850-434-7171

December 31, 2023   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org

January 2, 2024   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla
Tampa FL 33602

glazermuseum.org

January 6, 2024   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Eastern Time
 Day of Discovery ZooTampa
ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM


Event Organizer
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Event Contact Information:
1101 W. SLIGH AVENUE
Tampa FL 33604
813-935-8552
zootampa.org/day-of-discovery

January 28, 2024   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sundays
Sunshine Sunday is a special monthly event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Come explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey. We are proud to offer an addition to Sunshine Sunday called Sunshine Squad. This is a sensory-friendly opportunity for tweens and teens to practice their social skills by playing games, interacting with others their age and those on a similar journey. Sunshine Squad includes sensory-friendly tools and resources, curated games and activities, and staff trained by the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.

$5 entry per person, free for members.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33601
813-443-3861
glazermuseum.org/accessibility
education@glazermuseum.org