Early Intervention Resources

Before you scroll any further, please read our boy’s story! It’s the reason for these super special tabs on my blog!

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HERE and HERE are two other related posts that may also help you learn our story!


Florida Scholarships Available for Autism and Children with Special Needs (Including PREK 3-4 Year Olds)

DID YOU KNOW?

There are scholarships in place that are available to your special needs child to help fund your child’s therapy services, school tuition, home schooling curriculum, technology, books, sensory play devices and tools, and more, that are NOT based on household income!

MCKAY Scholarship

Apply HERE

“Every student who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is eligible for a McKay Scholarship and caregivers of every student who has an IEP are entitled to receive a McKay Scholarship.

To be eligible, a student must have an IEP and be enrolled in grades K through 12 in a Florida public school from October 1 through March 1.”

Read the ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS HERE for The Mckay Scholarship


PLSA- Step Up For Student Scholarship/Florida Gardner Scholarship

Apply HERE

“Exciting news! The PLSA/Gardner program has nearly tripled in size, with a total budget of $53.4 million, and should be able to serve more than 5,000 students this year. Also, the scholarship will now be available to 3- and 4-year-olds, to children with muscular dystrophy, and to children who have any diagnosis on the autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger’s.”

Read the ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS HERE for The PLSA Scholarship

Visit the HANDBOOK to see what you may use PLSA Scholarship funds towards


ON THE WEB

Check out these great sites for advice, info, and personal stories

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks RESOURCE GUIDE for ALL States

Did you recently receive a diagnosis of ASD? If so, take a look at this First 100 Days After Diagnosis Tool Kit that’s available to you from Autism Speaks. HERE

Autism Society of Greater Orlando (ASGO) Check their site for great info & resources! Stay up to date on the date of their annual WALK!

Nathaniel’s Hope Check in with Nathaniel’s Hope for AMAZING events, Buddy Breaks (Babysitting for Special Needs Children. Yes, THIS REALLY EXISTS). All you need is an IEP to sign your child up as a VIP!

Check out the flyer below to read up on all that they have to offer!

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EARLY INTERVENTION/HOME SCHOOLING APPS

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Check out THIS LIST from Autism Speaks


EVENTS & FUN SPOTS

LEGOLand

Upon arriving, visit Guest Services to get a Hero Pass for your special needs family, which grants you and your party, front access to all rides and shows.

Also, take advantage of the SENSORY room located beside guest services and available at any time during your visit.

Nathaniel’s Hope Make em’ Smile 2017: Saturday June 3, 2017

Autism Speak Central Florida Walk 2016: Saturday November 12, 2016

ASGO Autism Society of Greater Orlando Family Fun Day 2017: TBD


OUR FAMILY IN THE COMMUNITY

Legoland 2016

Nathaniel’s Hope Make em’ Smile 2016

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Nathaniel’s Hope Make em’ Smile 2015

Colin’s Team (Colin’s Colossal Cronies) from ASGO’s 2015 Autism Walk

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