Community Autism Network







ACDr. Annemarie Connor

The mission of The Community Autism Network at FGCU is to integrate curated, evidence-based information from research into educational and clinical content, which informs the delivery of health and human services to individuals in our community with autism and/or other neurodiverse conditions, including intellectual disability, across the lifespan. The intent is to organize an interprofessional framework of disciplines representing faculty and team science focused on the application of psychoeducational strategies and community assets to improve the delivery of health and human services within this focal area. For more information please contact Dr. Annemarie Connor at 




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Upcoming  Event  


Rethinking the Rations: Improving Recognition of Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

This virtual  training is presented by our very own CAN faculty member Dr. Noelle Balsamo and Dr. Erin Brooker Lozott, the Els for Autism Foundation Program Director. For more information contact: Mercedes Pagano or (561) 212-8058  or  or (561) 297-2023. Registration is mandatory.

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        Summer 2021 Events     

                                                                                  CAN SWIM                Special Olympics Youth Athletes Summer Program        See Me Playgroup    Workwell Employment Readiness Training


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 Meet the Team
Dr. Annemarie Connor
Director of CAN @ FGCU | Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences  
Phone:  239- 745-4444
Dr. Noelle Balsamo
Assistant Professor, College of Education
Phone: 239-590-7811
Dr. Ellen Donald
Assistant Professor | Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy program
Phone: 239-590-7531
Dr. Sarah Fabrizi
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy program
Phone:  239-590 1854


Parent and Family Advocate
Dr Joanna
Associate Professor, Cognitive Psychology
Phone: 239-590-7358
Ann Tilman
Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling 
Phone: 239-745-4444