City of Tampa Announces Autism Friendly Tampa


Today, during Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s annual State of the City speech he announced Autism Friendly Tampa, an initiative that’s spearheaded by Mayor Buckhorn in collaboration with USF’s CARD program (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) in an effort to make Tampa one of America’s most inclusive cities.

“One in every 68 individuals are diagnosed with Autism,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “And each one of those impacted have their own unique challenges. A seemingly simple trip to the pool or downtown event can be complicated. Finding a summer program could be impossible.

“As Mayor, I am committed to making our public spaces, city facilities, parks, and programs more friendly for those touched by Autism and related disabilities.” 

For additional information, please contact:

Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262

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