Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tara Rowe, Founder, and Director of UNF THRIVE, on being named an honoree of the NBC First Coast News 12 Who Care Award, which recognizes local residents who make a difference in the lives of others. Cristina Miranda, our Chairman and CEO had the honor of nominating Dr. Rowe (Tara), the creator and developer of the THRIVE Program. It supports the University of North Florida’s Degree Seeking Students on the Autism Spectrum. Few people can match Dr. Rowe’s commitment to empowering young women and men on the Autism Spectrum. We’ve had the privilege of learning from her and collaborating closely with her and the organizations involved in this cause to improve these outcomes with great success. The HDS Foundation is pleased to support the THRIVE Program, and we appreciate Dr. Rowe’s (Tara’s) tremendous dedication to her students. 

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