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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
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UM – NSU Launch Mobile Autism Family Clinic in Broward County

Community Open House Offered on August 23

Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities’ new mobile autism clinic will be in Davie on Saturday, Aug. 23rd.

This first-of-its-kind Mobile Family Autism clinic is a 23-foot bus that’s equipped with high-tech tools that allow health care providers to evaluate children for signs of autism.

The vehicle is customized with a therapy and evaluation room as well as a waiting room and work station. The therapy and evaluation room has video cameras and the waiting area has a monitor.The clinic’s therapy room uses materials that allow clinicians to evaluate whether children exhibit abnormal social, communication and behavioral skills, which may be signs of autism.

The public is invited to tour the new autism vehicle on Aug. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the UM-NSU autism center’s Clinic for Speech, Language and Communication located at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at 6100 Griffin Road in Davie.

This unique vehicle will reach out to families in Broward County who cannot travel to access screenings, resources and autism awareness information“We are proud to make this free service available to the South Florida community,” said Brian Roselione, Nova Southeastern University’s Site Director. “This program allows us to enhance the quality of life of families and those affected by autism by bringing autism screenings and therapy to them.”

The UM-NSU autism center, in operation since 1993, is a Florida Department of Education project funded by an appropriation from the state legislature. The Florida Center for Autism and Related Disorders program seeks to provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of individuals with autism, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities throughout the state.

The UM-NSU autism center is currently servicing 4,000 families in Florida’s southernmost counties of 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.

To schedule an appointment, please call the UM-NSU autism center at 954-262-7111.

Media Contact:
Felecia Henderson, NSU Office of Public Affairs
(954) 262-5315, fhenders@nova.edu

Lourdes Rodriguez-Barrera, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309, rodrlour@nova.edu