Gardiner Scholarship

We have great news for parents and caregivers of Florida! Your child may be eligible for the Gardiner Scholarship and receive speech therapy online from the comfort of your home. This scholarship serves to meet the individual academic and therapeutic needs of Florida children with disabilities ages 3-22 (or 12th grade). If your child qualifies to receive the Gardiner Scholarship you can purchase services from an approved provider to receive services in person or online. Great news, Broad Horizons Speech Therapy is an approved provider!

Considering applying for the Gardiner Scholarship?
Here’s how to know if your child is eligible:
  1. Residency: Must live in the state of Florida
  2. Age: Applicants must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which the student applies for participation in the scholarship program, or eligible to enroll in a Florida public school grades K-12.
  3. IEP: Applicant must have an Individualized Education Program 
  4. Diagnosis: Applicant must have a diagnosis of disability from a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 or a Florida state-licensed psychologist
  5. Disabilities: A number of diagnoses are covered including but not limited to:
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf
  • Down syndrome
  • Dual sensory impaired
  • Hospital or homebound
  • Intellectual disability
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Phelan-McDermid syndrome
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Rare diseases
  • Specific intellectual disabilities
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic brain injured
  • Visually impaired
  • Williams syndrome

     6. School: Applicant must be enrolled in a private school or participating in a home school program

 
Already a Gardiner Scholarship recipient? 
Broad Horizons Speech Therapy is a certified DIRECT and APPROVED Gardiner Scholarship provider. We have reached students all over the state of Florida in person as well as by delivering speech language therapy and evaluations online. Our team is composed of highly-skilled speech language pathologists with many years of experience delivering in-person and online speech therapy to children with unique abilities. Services include speech, language, and social skills therapy. We value how important family support is to your child’s success and also provide parent coaching for children who are not able to directly engage in therapy online. Our therapists will show parents and caregivers directly what to do and say, how to talk, and listen to your child. 
 
Learn more about the services we can provide for your child and contact us anytime to learn more about how we can help you and your family. 
 
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