TAMIU Autism Intervention Center Hosts Golf Tournament May 5
Posted: 4/26/12

TAMIU Autism Intervention Center
Hosts Charity Golf Tournament May 5

Help support the Texas A&M International University Autism Intervention Center by participating in the “Swing for Autism” 2012 golf tournament Saturday, May 5 at the Casa Blanca Golf Course.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. and is $100 per person (two man scramble) and includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch and a goody bag.

Shotgun start is at 7:45 a.m.

Download a registration form at bit.ly/Golf2012 or stop by the Casa Blanca Golf Course Pro Shop to register in advance. Space is limited.

Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 2.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams in each flight. There will also be prizes for hole-in-one and closest to the pin.

The Autism Intervention Center, a first for TAMIU and Laredo, opened in February 2010. The Center is dedicated to providing diagnostic evaluations and evidence-based intervention services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families from Laredo and the surrounding communities.

About 1 in 88 children of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups have been identified with ASD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are identified with ASD have average medical expenditures 4.1 – 6.2 times greater than for those without ASD.

For more information about the Center, visit its dedicated website at tamiu.edu/autismcenter, call 956.326.HOPE (4673) or visit offices in Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall, room 125.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu