Brother and sister on the beach in Siesta Key, Florida

21 & Change maintains an IEP Advocacy Scholarship program for families in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area and across our state.  We assist parents who require full-time, professional IEP Advocate services, but due to financial income or hardship, cannot afford these services.  Working with approved service providers, 21 & Change provides the scholarships to offset or fully cover their needs.

Scholarships are provided to those deemed most in need and are awarded after the service provider completes an intake and determines an estimate on the requirements for services.  IEP Advocacy Scholarships are awarded up to a maximum of $750 for an IEP Advocate.  Scholarships are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors and are based on services required, demonstration of need, and any other pertinent issues bearing on the problem.

Applicants are required to provide the necessary information for the service provider and our Board of Directors to approve the release of funds to the provider for the required services.  21 & Change works closely with specific and approved service providers to identify qualified families and pay for services directly to the provider.  The family will never receive a bill for these services!

If you or someone you know is in financial need and may benefit from an IEP Advocacy Scholarship, contact us at ybodor@21andchange.org.

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