On Thursday, May 31st, the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club presented funds to the University of South Florida to support programs focused on helping individuals with autism and their families.
This year, the Cycling for Autism event held on April 7 had over 200 riders enjoying the scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway. The event ended with lunch and celebration at Whiskey Joe’s.
Checks were presented to Dr. Karen Berkman, CARD-USF Executive Director and Dr. Raymond Miltenberger, USF’s ABA Program Director during the awards ceremony at the Centre Club.
Funds given to the ABA program support a scholarship fund for graduate students. The most recent recipient used the funds to complete her research on enhancing parent participation, improving behavioral services and access to services for Hispanic children with autism, and helping kids with autism cope with teaching demands.
“We are proud to be able to offer this scholarship to well-deserving students,” said ABA Director Dr. Raymond Miltenberger. “As we continue to build tomorrow’s workforce through combined coursework and practicum experiences, we appreciate the fundraising efforts of the Tampa InterbayRotary.”