Eden Autism Services Invites Families to Learn About McKay Scholarships
11/10/2012

Eden Florida accepts the McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, which has provided more than 24,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2011-12 school year.

Online PR News – 10-November-2012 – Fort Myers, FL – Deadline approaching for McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

(Fort Myers – November 7, 2012) – Florida's school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. Eden Florida accepts the McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, which has provided more than 24,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2011-12 school year.

A private K-12 school for children with autism or autism spectrum disorders, Eden offers specialized services with school campuses in Lee and Collier counties. Eden is offering appointments for families to visit the schools and to learn more about their services, and how to qualify and apply for McKay Scholarships.

A child qualifies for the McKay Scholarship if he or she has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan and has attended school for an entire year. The next deadline for intent filing for the McKay Scholarship is December 3, 2012 for students enrolling in January 2013.

“Eden is proud to provide an alternative for families seeking the best education for their children with autism,” said Taire Malloy, Director of Development of Eden Florida. “Eden’s therapeutic teaching techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have been found to be successful for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
For more information about Eden Florida and the McKay Scholarship contact Jackie Indriago, Education Coordinator, at (239) 384-5620 or email Eden.florida@edenservices.org.

About Eden Autism Services
Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services' mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families by providing a range of community based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. These services include K-12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services.

For more information, contact Taire Malloy at 239-992-4680, extension 5014 or Eden.florida@edenautism.org.

About Autism
Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 88 children in the United States, and one in 54 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.