The Village Academy
PLSA Scholarship
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Oviedo, FL 32765
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This scholarship is for students who are Florida residents, entering kindergarten through 12th grade
in an eligible Florida private school or home education program who have been diagnosed with one
of the following disabilities:

Autism Spectrum Disorder: As defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Medical Disorders, Fifth Edition, published
by the American Psychiatric Association.

Cerebral Palsy: A group of disabling symptoms of extended duration which results from damage to the developing brain that
may occur before, during, or after birth and that results in the loss or impairment of control over voluntary muscles. For the
purposes of this definition, cerebral palsy does not include those symptoms or impairments resulting solely from a stroke.

Down Syndrome: A disorder caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21.

Intellectual Disability: Significantly sub average general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive
behavior which manifests before the age of 18 and can reasonably be expected to continue indefinitely. For the purposes of this
definition, the term: Adaptive behavior means the effectiveness or degree with which an individual meets the standards of personal
independence and social responsibility expected of his or her age, cultural group, and community. Significantly sub average
general intellectual functioning means performance that is two or more standard deviations from the mean score on a standardized
intelligence test specified in the rules of the agency.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: An inherited condition typified by:
-neonatal hypotonia with failure to thrive,
-hyperphagia or an excessive drive to eat which leads to obesity usually at 18 to 36 months of age,
-mild to moderate mental retardation,
-hypogonadism,
-short stature,
-mild facial dysmorphism,
-characteristic neurobehavior.

Spina Bifida: A person with a medical diagnosis of spina bifida cystica or myelomeningocele.

High Risk Child: A child from 3 to 5 years of age with a developmental delay in cognition, language, or physical development.

Williams Syndrome

Muscular Dystrophy
The student cannot receive a Personal Learning Scholarship Account while he or she is:

-Enrolled in public school, including:
-Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
-Florida Virtual School (as a public school student)
-College-Preparatory Boarding Academy
-A developmental research school
-A district charter school
-A district virtual education program (as a public school student.
-Receiving a McKay Scholarship or an Income-Based Scholarship (Florida Tax Credit- FTC).
-Enrolled in a school operating for the purpose of providing educational services to youth in the Department of   
Juvenile Justice commitment programs.
The student is not eligible for a PLSA if the student or student's parent has accepted any payment, refund, or
rebate from a provider of any services for the PLSA program.
One or more of the following documents may be required to support the application:

-Individual Education Plan (IEP) OR Doctor's Diagnosis

-Parent's Driver's License issued January 1, 2010 or later OR Utility Bill.

-Notarized Sworn Compliance Statement

-Student's Birth CertificateYear to date report cards (for private or public school students)

-Letter from the public school district verifying registration in a home education program

-Non-school aged students must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1st

-Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1st.

-Students entering 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1st.

-You must be a Florida resident.

-The students need a formal diagnosis from a Florida licensed physician or psychologist. An Individual Education Plan (IEP)
from the public school district, if applicable, should also be submitted.

-The student can be enrolled in a private school or a home education program.

-Non-school aged students must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1st

-Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1st.

-Students entering 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1st.

-You must be a Florida resident.

-The students need a formal diagnosis from a Florida licensed physician or psychologist. An Individual Education Plan (IEP)
from the public school district, if applicable, should also be submitted.

-The student can be enrolled in a private school or a home education program.