Eden Florida Invites Families to Learn About McKay Scholarships- Deadline Approaching for McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Fort Myers, FL, November 04, 2011 --(PR.com)-- 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 over 22,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2010-11 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 specialized services, and how to qualify and apply for McKay Scholarships.

A child qualifies for the McKay Scholarship if he or she have a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and have attended school for an entire year. The next deadline for intent filing for the McKay Scholarship is December 3, 2011 for students enrolling in January 2012.

“Eden is proud to provide an alternative for families seeking the best education for their children with autism,” said Susan Suarez, Executive Director 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 Susan Suarez at 239-992-4680, extension 201 or Eden.florida@edenservices.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 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 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.

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