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University, Space Coast Early Intervention Center Explore Merger

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment is among the ways Florida Tech serves children in the community.

Florida Tech and Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) are exploring a collaboration that could lead to expanded services for children with or without special needs. The merger would include enhanced preschool to second grade options.

“We’re excited to have this conversation,” said Mary Beth Kenkel, dean of the university’s College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. “We’re currently celebrating the fifth anniversary of our Scott Center for Autism Treatment, and looking for new ways to better serve children in our community. The work of the SCEIC is greatly admired, and Florida Tech is in a position to further that important educational service.”

Kenkel said the seamless continuity of services would be a primary goal of any new relationship that might be created. The uniting of SCEIC and Florida Tech remains in discussion and exploration, with no final decisions expected until early 2015.


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