The Dan Marino Foundation was established in 1992 by Dan and Claire Marino.READ MORE: Florida Faces Challenges On Sex Offender Registry
The couple, motivated by their experiences in raising their son Michael who is diagnosed with Autism, created the foundation.READ MORE: Pilot, Student Headed To North Perry Airport Hospitalized After Plane Crash Near Miramar Strip Mall
Their mission is to empower individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
One of the ways it does that is with the “Summer Work Readiness Training Program” at the Marino Campus in Fort Lauderdale.MORE NEWS: Lawsuit Challenges Florida's Gambling Agreement With Seminole Tribe
Joining Irika is Charinus Johnson, Chief Operations Officer of the Dan Marino Foundation, and Tiara Morales, a Marino Campus Student.