MELBOURNE, FL—Florida Institute of Technology President Anthony J. Catanese was the winner in his age division of the 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness, held in February and presented by the Brevard Autism Coalition. Also among the many winners was Jamie Younkin, Florida Tech music director. The event began and ended at the Florida Tech Scott Center for Autism Treatment.
Proceeds from the race will provide community outreach programs and support to children and families dealing with autism spectrum disorders in Brevard County. This year’s event hosted more than 300 runners and walkers.
The Brevard Autism coalition is a group of medical providers, educators and parents of children with autism. These people work together to share information and resources with area residents and sponsor public awareness events concerning autism.
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism in Central Florida.
CUTLINE: Kissing his trophy is Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. Also pictured is Joseph Werner of Child & Family Consultants, Inc. He is the head of the Brevard Autism Coalition.