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FCIC Conferences

Explore this site to find out more about the annual professional conferences hosted by programs of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities. These conferences offer opportunities to hear from the experts, learn new strategies, and interact with colleagues in your area of interest. When available, more information can be obtained by clicking on the conference logo.


20th Annual Statewide CARD Conference, logo
Jan 16-18

Statewide CARD Conference and Pre-Conference Day

The annual CARD conference, hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, offers keynote presentations and sessions by leaders in the field of autism 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.

HIPPY Florida, logo
Jan 2015 Date Coming Soon

Florida HIPPY State Conference

The Florida HIPPY Staff Training & Development conference provides opportunities to enhance personal and professional development for the Florida HIPPY staff, coordinators, and home visitors. The trainings will improve the educational and job skills for HIPPY coordinators and home visitors. In addition, the interaction between home visitors in formal and informal settings will provide HIPPY staff with a supportive environment in which to share and learn from each other’s experiences. Visit the Florida HIPPY website.

Note: The Florida HIPPY State Conference is held every two years, alternating with the National HIPPY Conference.

National Training Institute logo
Apr 21-24

National Training Institute on Effective Practices. "Addressing Challenging Behavior: Supporting Young Children’s Social and Emotional Development"

This annual conference provides an exceptional opportunity for teachers, early intervention specialists, trainers, child care providers, head start and early head start professionals, administrators, parents and behavior specialists to receive practical information to help with challenging behavior in their work with young children. The institute is built around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children. In addition, the institute’s format is designed to provide cutting-edge information on challenging behavior in an in-depth, intensive learning experience. Participants have many opportunities to practice new strategies, interact with experts, and engage in lively discussions with colleagues.


PEPSA Autism Summer Institute, logo
Jul 28-29 2015

PEPSA Autism Summer Institute

The PEPSA Autism Summer Institute is an annual summer workshop aimed at providing high quality professional development to a wide spectrum of professionals such as 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 Disorders (ASD). Each year, national experts and prominent regional professionals offer informative and stimulating presentations on a variety of topics of interest to individuals who desire additional information on research, innovation, and effective educational programs for students with ASD.

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