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Autism Friendly Tampa

Autism-Friendly Tampa

In April 2017, Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the “Autism Friendly Tampa” initiative which is a joint partnership with the City of Tampa and CARD-USF. Our goal is to create a more welcoming and sensory friendly experience for people of all abilities. CARD-USF has provided training, resources and technical assistance to various departments within the City of Tampa.  An Autism Friendly Tampa Advisory Board, consisting of self advocates, parents and service providers, has been established to guide and advise the City on inclusive programs and the needs of autistic community members. 

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Updated: 03/15/2024