Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment thanks everyone who supported An Evening of Hope XI on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The annual gala raised more than $600,000 for our endowment fund, allowing us to continue our mission of providing innovative and life-changing treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
There are many families affected by autism, whether it’s the individuals with the disease or their relatives seeking treatment for their family members. The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the Florida Institute of Technology is a place for individuals to receive treatment, for family support and for research and training. Community financial support is essential to the center’s sustained success, and every year residents from Brevard and beyond come together for “An Evening of Hope” event. The annual gala that raises crucial funds for research and treatment.
Edward and Cheryl Scott, Reece’s parents, decided to fund the creation of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the Florida Institute of Technology in 2009 as a result of their experience with their son. Former U.S. Representative Dave Weldon was also a key partner in the creation of the Scott Center, securing funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Today, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment pursues a three-fold mission of clinical service, research and training. Parents and children from around the world now come to the Scott Center for the most advanced treatment methods available.
As an integrated component of Florida Tech's School of Psychology and Applied Behavior, graduate students receive state–of-the-art training and supervision from doctoral level faculty. This prepares them for a future as professionals to continue the work to improve the lives of individuals and their families. The Scott Center is ranked among the best in the world for its research contributions to the field of behavior analysis.
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization that provides children, youth and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and provides a full-range of evaluation and services, from diagnosis to intensive treatment. All funds raised at An Evening of Hope will go toward research, treatment, subsidies and the Scott Center’s WISH scholarships, which provide early intervention treatment for children with autism and related disorders to families that otherwise could not afford it.
If you any questions or would like to sponsor the event, contact The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at www.thescottcenter.org