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Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Provides Scholarship Fund through Annual Cycling for Autism Event

Since 2010, the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club Cycling for Autism Fundraising event has raised over $165,000 to support programs in the Tampa Bay community focused on helping individuals with autism and their families. They have supported CARD-USF’s many efforts in the community, as well as a scholarship fund for students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at USF.

Anna Garcia, current recipient of the Tampa Interbay Rotary ABA Scholarship, has used the funds to conduct her research, which is focused 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 a well-deserving student,” 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 Interbay Rotary.”

The 2017 Cycling for Autism event, which encourages both onsite and virtual riders, will be held March 25 at the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail.

For more information, visit www.RotaryCyclingForAutism.org or view flyers at http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/cfs/documents/3-25-17-cycling-for-autism.pdf.

(Photo: Anna Garcia, ABA doctoral student and current recipient of the Tampa Interbay Rotary ABA Scholarship Fund)

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