U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-13-2016, 05:45 PM
2 posts, read 1,033 times
Reputation: 10


My company has a branch in Lake Mary, FL. I have an autistic 10 year old son. We currently live in Ohio and send him to private school. I have a couple of questions:
1. Are there any good private school options for autistic children in Lake Mary or the surrounding areas?
2. Is there any financial support for private school? In Ohio, the state pays up to $28,000 for private school through a program called the autism scholarship. Does Florida have anything similar?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-16-2016, 09:31 AM
1 posts, read 532 times
Reputation: 10
I'm in Gainesville and while I do not know about private or public schools in Lake Mary, I do know that Florida has the John Mckay Scholarship. One eligibility requirement is that the child has already attended a Fl public school, has an IEP and has received services there. After that, if he qualifies (and with an autism dx I'd imagine he'd qualify) you could choose to put him in a more appropriate public school of your choice or a private school for which you will receive funding. I believe funding is based on the amount the school district would spend on services for him. I would suggest calling the Seminole County school board to find out about schools and how to get started getting an IEP. For my daughter, her IEP has been crucial in getting her the services she needs. Here is a link about the McKay scholarship.
Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:58 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top