Senator Bean and Representative Fischer Secure State Funding For Jacksonville School for Autism
Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) and Representative Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville) successfully passed legislation this session to appropriate $250,000 to Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA). On March 16, Governor Rick Scott (R-Naples) signed the Securing Florida’s Future Budget that included funding to allow JSA to expand their STEP Program, which provides vocational students and young adults with the skills necessary to be independent and successful in both their communities and places of employment.
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to receive this critical funding for our students,” says JSA Executive Director Michelle Dunham. “As the incidents of autism continue to increase, so does the need for funding like this to support the families and students in Northeast Florida affected by autism.”
An official check presentation ceremony with Senator Bean and Representative Fischer will be held in conjunction with JSA’s 14th Annual “Ante Up Fore Autism” Golf Classic at Deerwood Country Club on April 23 at 1:00pm.
With autism now affecting 1 in 42 boys, JSA is dedicated to helping individuals with autism and their families by focusing on individualized education and behavioral programs to ensure each student thrives.
THANK YOU Senator Bean and Representative Fischer! This accomplishment was made possible because of YOUR HARD WORK AND SUPPORT! You have helped make a difference in the lives of our students and families, and for that we are truly grateful.