Bay Point Women’s Club donates $10K for FSU PC autism program

Tony Simmons

The Bay Point Women’s Club on Tuesday donated $10,000 to support ongoing renovations and upgrades at Florida State University Panama City’s Early Childhood Autism Program (ECAP).

From left are Cherie Alexander from BPWC; Amy Polick, Ph.D., BCBA-D, the FSU PC associate
dean of Academic Affairs; and Katie May, FSU Foundation director of development for Panama City.

ECAP is the only non-profit Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in the Panhandle to provide in-home and in-clinic services. ECAP serves children diagnosed with (or presenting symptoms of) developmental delays or disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disability. Discover more at

“The funds will be used to improve and modernize ECAP's ability to provide effective ABA therapy by assisting in renovating ECAP's furniture and rooms,” said Dakota Januchowski, BCBA, clinical coordinator for ECAP.

Established in 1960, the FSU Foundation’s mission is to enhance the academic vision and priorities of FSU through its organized fundraising activities and funds management. Discover details at For information on giving opportunities at FSU Panama City, call Katie May, director of Development-Panama City, at (850) 770-2108 or email

One of the most active clubs at Bay Point, according to the neighborhood website, the Women’s Club hosts many exciting events each year, including a Rose Tea, Tour of Homes, annual auction, Fashion Show and more to raise funds for community needs. Learn more at