Founded by Dan & Claire Marino, The Dan Marino Foundation has a 25 year track record of game-changing programs for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities.
The Dan Marino Foundation (DMF) is a results-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with autism or other developmental disabilities. Using innovative approaches to problem solving and leveraging the latest computer technologies, the DMF is creating unprecedented opportunities for the disability community. At the core of the Foundation's initiatives is Marino Campus, an intensive 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities bridge the gap between high school and employment. Other key programs include scholarships for young scientists (Marino Scholars), funding for the University of Miami Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center and ViTA DMF, virtual reality software and curriculum designed to help young adults with autism practice job interviewing skills. In 2016, ViTA DMF was awarded a Google Impact Challenge Grant in the area of Disabilities.
Programs leading to industry certifications in Hospitality Retail and Technology, Marino Campus is a 10-month gateway to employment for young adults with developmental disabilities.
ViTA DMF Software and Curriculum
Imagine having the opportunity to practice your job interviewing skills with a virtual human in a simulated environment, that's the power of our ViTA DMF software and curriculum.
DMF Walkabout Autism
Thousands of families and friends will come together to celebrate the autism community by participating in our 8th Annual DMF Walkabout Autism & Expo on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins.