MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Eckerd Family Foundation of Tampa, Fla., is donating $100,000 to Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment to help subsidize families in need of treatment. The funds will be available for early interventions using applied behavior analysis with children who have autism spectrum disorders.
“We so appreciate the foundation’s recognition of the needs of underserved families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are extremely grateful for the role the foundation is playing in improving the lives of those who struggle with this condition,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese.
Dedicated just last October, the $5.2 million Scott Center provides services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, training for parents, teachers and other professionals, and research on effective treatments for autism. Fran Warkomski is the center’s executive director. For more information about how families may benefit from the Eckerd Family Foundation donation, call (321) 674-8106.
The Eckerd Family Foundation is committed to supporting programs and organizations whose work reflects the principles of positive youth development. The foundation’s mission is to provide leadership and support for innovative, educational, preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs for children, youth and their families.