The Autism Scholarship gives parents a choice of sending their child to a special education program, other than the one operated by their child's school district, to receive the services outlined in the child's Individualized Education Program (“IEP”). The Autism Scholarship was first established in 2003, and Haugland Learning Center has been a provider since that time.
Haugland Learning Center has also assisted the Ohio Department of Education and lawmakers over the years with some of the improvements that have been made to the Autism Scholarship.
Parents interested in applying for the Autism Scholarship for their child must first enroll their child at Haugland Learning Center and will receive a scholarship application during the enrollment process. Haugland Learning Center staff will assist parents with all aspects of applying for and receiving the Autism Scholarship. Please call 614-602-6473 for more information.
Please note that parents may apply year-round but any applications received on or after April first will not be processed for the current academic year; they will be deferred until the start of the following academic year.
Next, parents may choose to enroll with Haugland Learning Center (either in a center-based program or home-based program) and use the Autism Scholarship to pay for tuition and services. The Autism scholarship award is currently $27,000 per academic year and parents will need to re-apply each year. Haugland Learning Center can assist parents with this process.