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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!
“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.”
“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.”
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 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!
EARLY INTERVENTION/HOME SCHOOLING APPS
Check out THIS LIST from Autism Speaks
EVENTS & FUN SPOTS
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.
OUR FAMILY IN THE COMMUNITY
Nathaniel’s Hope Make em’ Smile 2016
Nathaniel’s Hope Make em’ Smile 2015
Colin’s Team (Colin’s Colossal Cronies) from ASGO’s 2015 Autism Walk