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Telehealth Program Showcased, $134K Raised at Scott Center Fundraiser

Florida Tech’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment showcased its new telehealth services and honored founders Ed and Cheryl Scott while raising $134,000 for research and treatment, scholarships and critical subsidies during its signature annual fundraiser, An Evening of Hope X, on Feb. 17.

At the event, held at the Merritt Island home of Florida Tech Trustee Mike Shah and his wife, Rashmi, guests used virtual reality to explore the Scott Center’s new Telehealth Services program and the Scott Center itself. The new Telehealth Services program provides screening, diagnosis, treatment and training for families with and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder who live in areas where services are otherwise inaccessible. It also furthers the Center’s mission—and that of founders Ed and Cheryl Scott—to make treatment available to a far greater number of people.

All funds raised at An Evening of Hope X go toward research, treatment, subsidies and the Scott Center’s WISH scholarships, which provide early intervention treatment for children with autism and related disorders to families that otherwise could not afford it.

Guests enjoyed food by Taste of India and Green Turtle Market and danced to music by Wonderama.

Kempf’s Jewelers in Indialantic once again donated a Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-MASTER II, which was raffled off as a key component of the fundraiser. The timepiece, valued at $8,450, was won by Dee Dee Sheffield at the Feb. 24 drawing.

PHOTO: Enjoying the event were, from left, Glad Kurian, Colleen Middlebrooks, Ali Wiegans and honoree Ed Scott. 

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