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FREE Parent Trainings

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will lead trainings designed to help parents manage everyday issues surrounding kids with autism and related disorders.  Each training date will focus on a specific topic, with time for discussion, questions and open communication.    Min- 3; Max-25  

Free, but pre-registration is required (keyword: parent)  

During the training for parents, the Children’s Science Explorium will be open until 7pm for caregivers who wish to take the kids.


Session 2: A2   Friday, April 28            6-7pm •  Free        

Topic: Preparing for and Choosing the Right Afterschool Activities, Camps, and Hobbies for my Child

Session 3: A3 Saturday, May 20 - 5:30-8:30 pm (during Especially for Kids Family Night Event)

Open forum/panel for parents to ask questions & advice/tips/tools. (Registration is included with the event registration. You do not need to register separately for this training)

                                                                       SWIM TEAM

Special Pre-release Film Screening

Presented by Autism Care Center and Behavior Development Group, with an introduction by FAU Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Winning awards and accolades around the country, documentarian Lara Stolman follows a trio of autistic athletes as they learn to compete and reach for independent adulthood. What would you do if your community gave up on your child?  In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They formed a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. What happens next alters the course of the boys' lives. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.     

Sunday,  May 14 at 1pm  

Pre-registration required.   CLICK HERE to reserve your FREE  tickets. Limit 4 tickets per family.  Each family member will need a ticket. (You will be directed to a 3rd party website. Bypass the credit card logos and click Next).

Media clips about SWIM TEAM:  Clip 1, Clip 2


Family Night Event

Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 5:30pm-8:30pm


A FREE event for kids with special needs & abilities and their families

Families enjoy EXCLUSIVE access to park amenities including Carousel rides & the Children' Science Explorium.

PLUS...dancing, glitter tattoos, art activities, Resource Fair exhibitors, parent discussion (see above) & more!


Thanks to the following exhibitors: Atlantis Academy Coral Springs; Autism Care Center; Autism Notebook; Brain Balance of Coral Springs; Center for Austim and Related Disorders; Chrysalis ABA Therapy Corp; Development Intervention Specialist; Early Autism Project Inc;  FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities; Little Champs Therapy and Yoga; Love Serving Autistm; Tiaras and Wands Parties; Q2H Kids; We Rock the Spectrum

 Resource Fair Exhibitor Form  (open with Adobe Acrobat)


Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space to have fun and connect with other families.

  • Music modifications and shorter rides on the carousel
  • Sound modifications in the Explorium
  • Quiet Room available
  • Limited registrations for a more pleasant experience

Pre-register your family TODAY!
Each family member needs to be registered in advance, space is limited.

Registered WebTrac Users CLICK HERE to register online. (keyword "especially")

Or CLICK HERE to get registered.

Or call 561-347-3900 to get your User ID/Password.
And you can always come in to the Community Center to register in person.

More programs

$1.00 Sensory Friendly Movies

Finding Dory  Sunday, April 23 at 2pm

Kung Fu Panda 3 Sunday May 21 at 2pm

CLICK HERE for details about Sensory Friendly Movies

Inclusive Yoga Classes for teens and adults

CLICK HERE for details about yoga (scroll down to Programs for Older Kids)

Children's Science Explorium Sensory Friendly Saturdays

CLICK HERE for details about the Explorium


Highlights from Especially for Kids 2016

Thanks to all the children and families who

attended our events!

Special thanks to our sponsors!