The Florida Statewide Center for Autism & Related Disabilities is now accepting proposals for the 31st Annual Florida Stateside CARD conference in Orlando, Florida, January 12-14, 2024.

The Centers for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) and Providing Autism Links & Supports, Inc. (PALS, Inc.) invite proposals for presentations at the 2024 31th Annual Statewide CARD Conference, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 12-14, 2024, at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center. 1500 Sand Lake Road. Orlando. FL 32809.


CARD, a Florida statewide program, brings together a wide range of professionals and parents to share information about individuals with autism spectrum disorders and dual sensory impairments.  The purpose of the conference is to provide education and information to professionals and families committed to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities.  Audiences range from families of newly diagnosed toddlers to leaders in the field of autism research and treatment

Breakout sessions average of 75 minutes in length. Presenters may be asked to repeat their presentation. Presentations may be 60 or 90 minutes.


I prefer to download a  word document of the 2024 Proposal Submission form and submit HERE.

Thing to have before you begin:

  1. a presentation title
  2. a presentation abstract
  3. at least 3 presentation objectives/learning outcomes
  4. APA references if not personal presentation
  5. photos of presenters – no more than 3 presenters per session
  6. biographies of presenters
  7. address/contacts of presenters
  8. financial disclosures



Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.
This will be used on the website and the conference program.
Please upload a high resolution photo for website and conference program. Must be .jpeg, .png or .pdf format
Upload the lead presenter’s short vitae and or resume here. Format must be .docx, .doc or .pdf.

Co-Presenter Details

There is a maximum of 3 presenters per presentation. If you have a 2nd and or 3rd presenter please enter their information as requested below. If not skip this section and move on to the Presentation Details.
To be used on conference website and program.
Please make sure photo is a high resolution. Used for website and conference program. Only submit .jpeg, .png or .pdf files
Upload the 2nd presenter’s short vitae or resume here. Format must be .docx, .doc or .pdf.
To be used on conference website and program
Please make sure photo is high resolution. Used for website and conference program. Only submit .jpeg, .png or .pdf files.
Upload the 3rd presenter’s short vitae or resume here. Format must be .docx, .doc or .pdf.


Please provide a 50-100 word description of the session for the Conference Program and Website.
Please provide at least 3 learning outcomes participants will have from attending this session.
Please provide at least 3 APA style references. If this is a personal story presentation simply write PERSONAL
If you have more than one presenter in your presentation all must agree to permission to publish or all agree not to be published.
I (we) are submitting this paper for review and fully understand and accept all requirements if selected.The Centers for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) is a discretionary project in the state of Florida under the Florida Department of Education. All presentations are subject to Florida Department of Education review. If selected your presentation may be reviewed and adjustments requested by the Florida Department of Education according to content.
Please list any financial and non-financial relationships. Simply explained your Financial is stating is what you do to receive a paycheck and your non-financial is what you may do that you do not receive a paycheck. For example: I am the author of the “Autism & Me,” book and/or I work as an Autism Disorder Specialist for CARD or I have no financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Please provide for each presenter in the presentation. Please note: this must be disclosed on your first presentation slide and in the conference program.
I (we) understand this is a call for papers and by submitting this form it does not mean that I (we) have been asked or are guaranteed to present the 30th Annual Statewide CARD Conference. My (our) submission will be reviewed by a committee. All submissions are submitted blind to the committee (so the committee is not aware who is submitting to protect all from bias). I (we) understand the submission deadline is Sunday, June 30, 2023, midnight. Any submissions after Sunday, June 30, 2023, midnight, will not be considered. A maximum of 2 call for papers per presenter is allowed. All submissions must be labeled as “your last name_your first name,” example: Samuels_Judith. I (we) will be notified if my(our) paper is selected or rejected by Friday, August 7, 2023 by 5pm. If selected I(we) agree that I (we)am committed to present at the 31th Annual Statewide CARD Conference either Friday, Saturday or Sunday (time to be announced).
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