Groundbreaking Set for Autism Treatment Center

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The public is invited to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment on April 7 at 1 p.m. To be situated on
Babcock Street, south of the College of Business, the center is expected to open in 2009.

Valued at approximately $5 million, the center is funded by several sources. Area businessman, co-founder of the Center for Global Development in
Washington, D.C., and Florida Tech trustee Edward Scott initiated the support with a major donation. Additionally, the Health Resources and Services
Administration supported the new center with $2.4 million in federal funding.

Designed by Stottler Stagg & Associates of Cape Canaveral, the two-story building will encompass about 18,000 square feet.
The center will provide services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, training for parents, teachers and other professionals and research on
effective treatments for autism.

For more information about the center and groundbreaking, contact Cynthia Smith at (321) 674-6076 or

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