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CARD-USF (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)

County: Charlotte, Hendry, Collier, Lee, Glades, Other
Categories Special Needs
Details:

The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. CARD-USF offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.

Job Description:

CARD-USF periodically gets requests from families looking for FGCU students to provide childcare, respite or tutoring services. We would have occasional opportunities for office work related to the development of visual learning materials or attendance at community events to share autism information. 

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Leigh Anna Nowak
10501 FGCU Blvd S Merwin Hall Room 224
Ft Myers, FL 33965
Fax: (239) 590-7934
Phone: (239) 590-7769
Email: lnowak@fgcu.edu
Website: http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

Depending on family could include meals, admission to activities.

Additional Information:

Families are often willing to train a student to work with their individual child.  This would be a great opportunity for students interested in education, occupational therapy or any medical career to get hands on experience with youth and children who have an autism spectrum disorder.

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