Transition to Health, Resources, Independent living, Viable careers, and Education (THRIVE) is a support program on campus for degree–seeking students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This project assembles a diverse team of students, faculty and staff who will use video storytelling, as well as other digital methods and tools, to build a multi–media, interactive online experience that explores the lives of students with ASD at UNF. We seek to make visible the academic and social challenges that these students face, from their own viewpoint. In the process, we aim to celebrate the diverse talents and perspectives they bring to our campus.

Project Leader:

Tara Rowe

Tara Rowe, THRIVE Director; PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and DHI Advisory Committee member



Tyler Charles

THRIVE imageTyler Charles, psychology major, student representative to the DHI Advisory Committee, and THRIVE program participant


Jessica Harden

Jessica Harden, coordinator of educational media, CIRT; DHI Advisory Committee member; Events Committee member; and Communications/Social Media committee co–chair



Buddy Delegal, graduate student in the Master of Arts in Hispanic Linguistics program at the University of Florida; 2015 UNF graduate (International Studies/Spanish); and participant in the first cohort of THRIVE students


Janice Seabrooks–Blackmore, professor and chair, Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education


Kellie Woodle, director, Academic Center for Excellence