Zoo Tampa has established a partnership with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at USF to improve its capacity to serve children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. As a result, the Zoo has been designated an “autism-friendly business.”
The Zoo has visual aids at the front gate, which can be borrowed at the guest’s request for assistance. The Zoo also provides an autism-friendly version of the Zoo map and additional sensory-friendly materials, like sensory-friendly tips and social stories about Visiting the Zoo and Animal Encounters. Learn more and see all of the Zoo’s resources here.