IMPACT Autism at UF: Student group dedicated to make an IMPACT on the lives of those with ASD

Published: September 9th, 2014

Category: IMPACT Autism

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We are proud to have IMPACT Autism, a student run, non-profit organization founded by four UF students, as part of our Center.  Dr. Ann Marie-Orlando, one of our Coordinators for Education/Training Programs, serves as a Faculty Advisor for this group of aspiring doctors, therapists, educators, nurses, researchers, and more.  Their dedication to making an IMPACT on the lives of individuals with ASD earned them them the recognition as UF’s Best New Student Organization in 2012.

IMPACT Autism projects include:
  • Kid’s Day Out, respite care events that give local parents a break while their child interacts and plays with trained volunteers and other children
  • STOMP the SWAMP for Autism, a fun fitness event held annually at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that benefits UF CARD
  • Various other events (movie nights, symposiums, etc.) that educate UF students and the community about autism

For more information about IMPACT Autism please visit http://www.impactautismuf.org and www.facebook.com/ImpactAutismUF.