. The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, or CARD, provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities in Tampa Bay. . CARD is a free, community-based program funded by the Florida Department of Education through an annual grant. Services are delivered wherever families, professionals, schools, agencies or businesses are located within our 14 county region in southwest Florida. There are seven regional CARD centers in the state of Florida. . We provide activities for people in the Autism community to socialize and get connected in the Tampa Bay area.