The Centers for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) and Providing Autism Links & Supports, Inc. (PALS, Inc.) invite proposals for presentations at the 2019 26th Annual Statewide CARD Conference, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-20, 2019, at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center. 1500 Sand Lake Road. Orlando. FL 32809.
On May 30, 2018, CARD will select proposals to build a 3-day program of keynote and breakout sessions that are interactive and comprehensive, focusing on topics of national significance and targeted toward an experienced audience. The best proposals typically highlight the implementation of session content through engaging discussions, real world examples, new perspectives or various points of view, new technologies/innovations, and/or interactive manipulatives. CARD attendees consist of Educators/Administrators/Clinicians/Business owners/SLPs/Behavior Analysts/Occupational Therapists/Physicians/Parents/Adults with ASD and a variety of other professional community members.
Presentations range from 75 to 90 minutes in length. Presenters may be asked to repeat their presentation.
Proposal Format: To be considered for acceptance, proposals must include the following:
· Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities/Early Intervention (targeted toward newly involved families and early intervention professionals)
o Nature of autism, early signs, diagnosis and treatment
o Getting started – IEP development, early intervention
o Basics of instruction and intervention
· Educational Strategies
o Social skills and inclusion strategies and issues
o Communication programming
o Curriculum and classroom issues
o Models of instruction and delivery
o Sensory and attention issues
o Educational Innovations
· Family Support
o Practical recommendations for home living, parenting issues
o Advocacy and education, rights and responsibilities
o Family relationships, sibling issues
o Community supports, leisure activities, quality of life
· Specialized Populations
o Asperger Syndrome – education, social interventions
o Deaf-blindness – education, inclusion
o Adult/Transition-employment, residential options, self-determination, personal perspectives
· Advanced Topics
o Research and clinical results
o Medical and genetic aspects
o Other topics as appropriate
REVIEW PROCESS: All proposals will be acknowledged as received. A panel will review proposals. Proposals selected will provide balanced content and broad geographic representation. For 2019, emphasis will be on advanced topics. All accepted submissions will be notified by June 29, 2018. Submitting a proposal represents a commitment to attend and present, if accepted.
Note: Deadline to submit proposals: Must be submitted/received or emailed by May 30, 2018(5pm) to:
Mail: Call for Papers
P. O. Box 781458
Orlando, FL 32878-1458
Subject Line: CFP CARD 2019
Electronic submission is preferred and must be in by May 30, 2018 5pm
Proposals that are received after May 30, 2018 (5pm), the submission deadline, or do not provide the requested information, will not be considered for the program.