The McKay Scholarship is for students who have been identified as Exceptional Educational Students (ESE). If you have an ESE student and want him/her to attend a private school, your child will qualify for the McKay Scholarship.
The Step Up for Students Scholarship is for those students from families with lower income. Essentially, this scholarship is available if you qualify for the free or reduced public school lunch program. This scholarship covers the majority of the tuition; however, the amount it covers varies from year to year based upon the Florida Legislation. To apply, please visit Step up for Students.
The PLSA Scholarship (Special Needs Scholarship) is also awarded through Step Up for Students, but is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology—even a college savings account. The students need either an Individual Education Plan (IEP) from a Florida school district or a formal diagnosis from a licensed physician or psychologist. The scholarship amount varies according to grade, county and disability, but the average amount for most students in 2014-15 is $10,000 (and may increase). To apply, please click here.
The links below will take you to various sites for Learning Disabilities. These sites have information regarding Learning Disabilities, how to cope as a family, educational interventions and other important information.