now a Gardiner Scholarship Provider!
I am thrilled to announce that Takes2toLingo, LLC has been accepted as a Gardiner Scholarship provider! This special needs scholarship is a helpful resource for Florida children who are in need of our services, but are unable to receive them through private pay.
What is the Special Needs Gardiner Scholarship?
According to the Florida Depatment of Education, the Gardiner Scholarship
"provides eligible students with a scholarship that can used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services, such as speech therapy or occupational therapy. Instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account and more. The program is directly adminsitered by state-approved nonprofil scholarship funding organizations."
How much is it worth?
The amount given is dependent on when the application is completed. The average full scholarship is around $10,000! If your application is completed before September 1st of that year, then you are eligible for 100% of the scholarship amount. After November 1st, you will receive 75%. After February 1st, you will receive 50%. And after April 1st, you will receive 25%.
To receive the scholarship your child must:
be a Florida resident
be at least 3 years of age before September 1st of the current calendar year
have a completed IEP or received a diagnosis of a disability from a physician
NOT be attenting a public school
If there is no diagnosed disability, your child may be considered "high risk" which means:
They are 3-5 years old with one or more of the following:
A developmental delay in cognition, language, or physicial development
A survivor or a catostrophic infectious or traumatic illness known to be associated with developmental delay
A child with a parent or guardian with developmental disabilities who requires assistance in meeting the child's developmental needs
A child who has a physical or genetic anomaly associated with developmental disability
How to Apply
Simply click here to get started!
Feel free to contact the following resources for further questions:
A.A.A. Scholarship Foundation
Step Up for Students