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The South Florida Autism Charter School celebrated the grand opening of its five-acre campus and facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 17.
The school, at 3751 W 108th St. in Hialeah, says it is the first charter school in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties dedicated to children who are on the Autism spectrum. The campus has 200 students enrolled in kindergarten – 12th grades.
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New K-12 charter school for children and young adults with autism opens in Miami-Dade County.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – South Florida Autism Charter Schools (SFACS) for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in West Miami-Dade has officially held its ribbon-cutting ceremony with school staff, students, Miami-Dade County government officials, and dignitaries. Read more from Local 10 news
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate The Grand Opening Of South Florida Autism Charter School’s New Campus
HIALEAH, Fla., Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The newly opened South Florida Autism Charter School will mark its official grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9 am. The recently built campus is located at 3751 West 108th St., Hialeah, FL 33018.
SFACS started in 2008 with 81 students being taught inside a library in Hialeah and are now in a state-of-the-art facility that sits on 5 acres of land teaching more than 200 students. This is a true demonstration of perseverance and dedication by its Board Members, Principal, Teachers, and Staff with the support of the parents. Special guests will include Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Schools Alberto Carvalho, Carlos Hernandez, Mayor of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Dr. Michael Alessandri, Executive Director of the University of Miami–Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
After the ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the school led by some of the wonderful students at SFACS.
South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc., (SFACS), the first charter school in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties that exclusively serves students on the Autism Spectrum. The school was founded in 2008 and has demonstrated academic excellence in an underserved community through science-based, individualized curriculum and free bi-monthly community workshops for family members and caregivers. We are a non-profit organization.
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April is World Autism Month, and the Town of Miami Lakes has programs and facilities available all year round to help people with special needs.
“Miami Lakes has embraced the all-inclusive town model and many of these centers have gravitated toward us,” said Miami Lakes Councilwoman Marylin Ruano. “They are choosing Miami Lakes as their home and we welcome them with open arms.”
South Florida Autism Charter School at 3751 W. 108th St. in Hialeah, opened their permanent location on April 10. The charter school is just west of Miami Lakes, across Interstate 75.
It began in 2008 and rented space at different schools and now has its own home. It is managed by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Miami Lakes resident and parent John Rogger says his family moved from Missouri so that their sons, Dominic, 10, and Anthony, 7, could attend that school.
“Across the country there is limited assistance for kids with autism,” said Rogger, who is also a spokesman for the school.
“This school offers this uniqueness that you can’t find in other places, Rogger said. “Both of our kids came to this school nonverbal. Four years later our oldest, he’s learned how to talk, how to put his own clothes on, he talks to us, all these things are a direct result of this school.”
The K-12 charter school is tuition free for up to 300 children from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
The South Florida Autism Center, a part of the school, is also open within the town of Miami Lakes. Their location is on NW 82nd street.
Read more from the Miami Laker: April Autism In Miami Lakes
South Florida Autism Charter School, first of its kind in Miami-Dade & Broward that serves students on autism spectrum.
Founded in 2008, The South Florida Autism Charter School has a new campus in Hialeah. It’s the first charter school in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties that exclusively serves students on the autism spectrum. Read more on WSFL TV
CBS 4 Miami spotlights the South Florida Autism Charter School as parents and students participate in their first SFACS WALK – Drive by style.
The walk was moved into a vehicle parade due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. See the full video below:
HIALEAH, Fla., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The South Florida Autism Charter School, (SFACS) is excited to announce the completion and opening of its new state-of-the-art campus located in Hialeah. Now children on the Autism Spectrum will have the ability to attend a tuition-free school, dedicated to providing unapparelled education in an ABA based setting, within a campus unlike any other in the Sunshine State.
In conjunction with the opening of the campus, SFACS is holding its annual SFACS Walk Drive-by style on Saturday, April 10, 2021 starting at 10 am. With COVID restrictions still in effect, school officials have opted for a car parade. Vehicles will be lining up at the school’s original location by Slade Park. From there, the parade of cars will travel through town until they reach the school’s new location, just west of Interstate 75.
In addition to the walk drive-by style and the celebration of the new campus, SFACS is also collecting Shoes for Autism…an opportunity for the public to donate gently used shoes of all kinds, which will go to benefit families in need across the world. The collection begins April 3rd and run through the month of April, in conjunction with Autism Awareness Month.
This event will be following all CDC guidelines.
About South Florida Autism Charter School:
South Florida Autism Charter Schools, Inc., (SFACS), is the first charter school in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, that exclusively serves students on the Autism Spectrum. The school was founded in 2008 and has demonstrated academic excellence in an underserved community through science-based, individualized curriculum and free bi-monthly community workshops for family members and caregivers. We are a non-profit organization.
Our new campus sits on 5 acres with 66,000 square feet for 300 students. The school features a full cafeteria, one-way viewing side rooms for therapists and parents to observe their children and sensory play areas inside and outside.
Plans are in the works for additional features, including a swimming pool, therapy center and future assisted living facility for student alumni.
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South Florida Autism Charter Schools, INC.
3751 West 108th St, Hialeah, Florida 33018
(305) 823-2700 PH
(305) 823-2705 FX
A Title I – Tuition Free Public Charter School
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We are very excited to invite you to participate in the Virtual 12th Annual Ray of Hope Gala, benefiting Friends of South Florida Autism, Inc. (FSFA) Our annual Ray of Hope Gala is an especially important event, as all proceeds support the ongoing construction of our new school campus and community outreach center. This state-of-the-art facility will offer educational programs for students from Kindergarten up to the age of 22, and community outreach services including early intervention, a therapy clinic, out-of-school services, a family fitness center, adult programming, vocational training and job opportunities, community workshops and professional development.
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Friends of South Florida Autism (FSFA) hosted its annual Ray of Hope Gala on November 16, 2019. FSFA is a non-profit that supports programs and services for individuals most severely impacted by Autism. This exclusive event brought together the organization’s board members, families, and most loyal supporters.
Honored guests included Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alberto Carvalho and School Board Members Marta Perez and Dr. Lawrence Feldman.
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Photo: Left to right….Michael Marsh, Dana Vignale, Angie Torres, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Glenn Pierce, Dr. Tamara Moodie, , Dr. Marta Perez.