For many, scholarship programs are the only way in which a child can receive the tools needed for a high-quality education. This can be especially true for children with special needs. The Gardiner Scholarship program is one such option for special needs children in Florida, and it can open up a world of opportunities for recipients and their families.
In order to qualify for a scholarship, the family must prove that their child has been diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Muscular dystrophy, or other cognitive impairments or rare diseases. The child must be aged 3 – 22, and those looking to renew their scholarship will receive top priority in order to ensure a complete education. The diagnosis must come from an active physician or psychologist, or a written Individualized Educational Plan