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Hialeah, FL: Charter school "celebrated" new campus for AUTISTIC STUDENTS

Sept 21, 2021, Business Wire: South Florida Autism Charter School Hosts Dedication Ceremony for New Campus https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210921005667/en/South-Florida-Autism-Charter-School-Hosts-Dedication-Ceremony-for-New-Campus

South Florida Autism Charter School celebrated the completion of its new campus last week by hosting a Dedication Ceremony for the school community, including students, parents, teachers, local leaders, and elected officials. Building Hope provided financing for SFACS’ new campus to support the school’s goal to expand programs and services in an all-in-one campus that will meet the needs of the entire demographic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), from newly diagnosed children to adults living with ASD. Building Hope is a non-profit foundation dedicated to creating high-quality K-12 charter school opportunities for students through its expertise in real estate, finance and operational services. …

South Florida Autism Charter School provides education and therapeutic services to 270 individuals in grades K-12 diagnosed with ASD, about half of whom qualify for the free and reduced price lunch program. Students reside in Miami-Dade/Broward Counties, have communication deficits and/or behavioral challenges, and may require training in self-help skills. …

Building Hope has supported 300 charter school projects and 150,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia, by providing more than $363 million in direct loans, credit enhancements, and equity investments to support $1.9 billion in school construction. …