UF CARD offers free parent training program

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(WCJB)-- UF CARD will offer a free training program for parents who have children with disabilities.

The University of Florida's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will be offering 6 sessions to parents of children 12 years of age or younger with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other related disabilities.

The organization offers training sessions to 14 counties in the North Central Florida area which are Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union County.

The program is designed to teach parents how to reduce disruptive behaviors in their children.

UF CARD Assistant Director Danielle Liso lead a session at the Gilchrist County School District on Wednesday morning and she hopes parents were able to take helpful information with them.

“We always feel very strongly that the more information parents have, the more empowered they are able to be about what their kids need, communicating their needs and their desires for their own child,” Liso said. “The more we can get them the tools to understand their child better, the more they can communicate those tools to others.”

Here is the link to register: http://card.ufl.edu/formscontact/register-with-uf-card/