Professional Development

Training Speaker Series

Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism (PEPSA) and the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) are proud to offer the Training Speaker Series for ASD admin, pre-service professionals, and other educational staff. The Training Speaker Series features some of the leading voices in autism advocacy and inclusion. Participants will enjoy interactive, online training sessions with the trainers and gain skills and knowledge that will help improve the positive impact they make in the lives of people with autism in schools and their communities. Training sessions are offered by semester. Please click on the button below to register for one of our upcoming sessions.

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Annual Statewide CARD Conference

The annual CARD conference held in January, offers keynote presentations and sessions by leaders in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities. It provides an excellent opportunity for education and information sharing. It is also a celebration of years of service and support to individuals with autism and related disabilities, their families, and professionals.

CARD Conference


Autism Summer Institute

The Autism Summer Institute is an annual workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals, including ESE and general education teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, SLPs, OTs, instructional assistants, administrators, and parents who impact the lives of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Annual PEPSA Autism Summer Institute will feature exciting keynote presentations each morning followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon.

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