June 29, 2011
-- Through a $5,000 grant from the Beson Family Foundation, The Palm Beach School for Autism will be expanding its middle school Community Based Instruction & Life Skills program. With these funds, the School will be able to purchase additional classroom supplies and materials allowing the program to double its enrollment to 25 students for the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The focus of the middle school program is to teach each student the skills necessary to become independent adults who can participate fully in their community, home life and social activities to the best of their ability.
“We are thrilled the Beson Family Foundation has recognized the outstanding work and accomplishments we achieve here at The Palm Beach School for Autism,” said Ann Levene-Eisenberg, the School’s Executive Director. “Through the dedication and commitment from foundations like the Beson Family Foundation, we are able to provide much needed educational opportunities to the students and families of Palm Beach, Broward & Martin Counties.”
The Palm Beach School for Autism, a charter school located in Lantana, Florida provides a developmentally appropriate intense behavior intervention program for children with autism and related disabilities. It addresses the learning needs of its students through individual educational plans, a highly trained teaching staff and choice of curricula to suit the individual needs of the student. The Palm Beach School for Autism has established strong community partnerships with many local organizations including: Autism Speaks, School District of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Surfers for Autism and the Spirit of Giving Network.