Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fort Myers shop trims cost of autism care

Eden Autism Services relies on donations to provide a teacher for every one to three students enrolled in its downtown Fort Myers school. The contributions help close the gap left by state funding that doesn’t cover the cost of educating the school’s 18 students.
“Because they get one-on-one attention, they seem to excel further than kids in a public school program,” said Eden Autism Services’ teacher Tashia Heath.
In addition to rallying stylists to work for free, the salon’s hair and makeup vendors kicked in gift baskets for a silent auction and raffle.
“I contacted (the vendor) and she said my son has Asperger’s, so I’ll do anything I can to help,” said the salon’s operations manager, Jamie Malan

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