Special Needs Scholarship

How to Find a Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) Provider

Specialized services by Approved providers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services
  • Services provided by a licensed Speech‐Language Pathologist (SLP)
  • Services provided by a licensed occupational therapist or Services provided by licensed physical therapists
  • Services provided by listening and spoken language specialists ‐ 4 ‐  Rev. 8‐15‐15
  • Other specialized services provided by an approved provider

Specialized services providers must be one of the following:

  • An organization approved by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) as a provider.
  • An individual licensed by the Florida Department of Health.
  • A staff member, listed under an organization approved as a provider through the Office of Early Learning for Specialized Instructional Services Provider (SIS), which includes behavior analysts licensed by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board.
  • An individual listed on the BACB website as practicing in the state of Florida.
2021-22 School Year
RENEWAL and NEW students may apply now for a Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) for the 2021-22 school year.