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3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Center for Autism & Related Disabilities Hosts “Family Fun Day” Showcase of FREE Services – Sat. Sept. 24

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – To celebrate the new school year, the UM-NSU CARD (University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) will host its annual “Family Fun Day” showcase of services on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Family Fun Day is intended to help families connect with one another and with the numerous free community resources available for those with Autism and related disabilities. The event will take place in the Flight Deck at NSU’s Don Taft University Center on the schools main campus at 3301 College Ave. in Davie.

During Family Fun Day, participants can:

  • Meet the center’s staff and tour the UM-NSU CARD Mobile Clinic
  • Connect with other families, and community leaders
  • Learn more about the numerous free services the center provides to the community
  • Sing karaoke and dance to a live DJ
  • Enjoy snacks, play games such as pool and ping pong, and much more!

The UM-NSU CARD provides free services for more than 5,500 families throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties. Services include family support, technical assistance and consultation, parent and professional training programs, and public education activities.

The center also supports research in a variety of disciplines to better understand the causes and potential treatments for the disorder.

For more information on UM-NSU CARD and its upcoming events, please visit www.umcard.org or call 954-262-7111.

About UM-NSU CARD: The University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), currently serves more than 5,500 families in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe. It provides free family support, outreach, and educational support services to children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning who have autism and autistic-like disabilities. In operation since 1993, the UM-NSU CARD is a Florida Department of Education project funded by an appropriation from the state legislature.

About Fischler School of Education and Human Services: Serving more than 15,000 students in approximately 40 countries, Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services is one of the largest schools of education at an accredited university in the United States. When we opened our doors more than 35 years ago, we shattered the barriers of traditional learning, causing a ripple effect that can still be felt today. Online, On-site, or on our modern, 18-acre campus in North Miami Beach, Florida, our ideas, our approach, and our programs—found nowhere else in the nation—inspire our students to inspire the people around them to move the world.

About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

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Media Contact:
Andra Liwag, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 office, 954-873-8494 cell, andrali@nova.edu