Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
BCOTB is a long-time supporter of Autism Speaks and its mission, and has been involved in various Autism Speaks events over the last 14 years.
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
The Children’s Board invests in partnerships and quality programs to support the success of all children and families in Hillsborough County. http://www.childrensboard.org/
BCOTB partners with local boards that support families in the Tampa Bay area.
A non-profit for Tampa Bay area families of children on the Autistic Spectrum. The goal is to fund therapy services, doctor visits and education expenses for as many deserving families as we can every year. http://www.jacobstouch.org/
BCOTB has been a long-time supporter of Jacob’s Touch and will continue to be.
Step Up for Students
Step Up For Students empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the financial resources to access these options. By pursuing this mission, we help public education fulfill the promise of equal opportunity.
BCOTB partners with the University of South Florida and their Applied Behavior Analysis undergraduate and graduate programs. BCOTB is a practicum site for the University and offers one-year fellowships to second-year Master’s Degree students through the University’s Master’s Program. http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/cfs/academics/aba/
BCOTB has partnered with Auburn University and their Applied Behavior Analysis graduate program. BCOTB has offered a two-year fellowship with their Master’s Degree students through the University’s Master’s Program. http://www.auburn.edu