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Scott Center Naming Opportunities

Autism affects one in 68 children born in the United States. As a result of their experiences with their son, Reece, diagnosed with autism at age four, Ed and Cheryl Scott saw the need for a center that would provide the most up-to-date and effective autism services and training. Therefore in 2009, they gave a major gift to Florida Tech to establish what is now called the Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Ed and Cheryl did not want other families to face the same plight they had when they discovered that there were few resources to help their son after his diagnosis. They believed that the Florida Institute of Technology was the perfect home for a leading center to provide best practices treatment for children and their families, while also conducting research to improve treatment, and educating the next generation of outstanding professionals.

Today, in addition to providing clinical services, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment trains graduates who go on to work all over the world. And the Scott Center’s research advances the development of the best treatment protocols. And most importantly, the Scott Center makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of individuals and their families each year.

In order to continue and to advance the efforts of the Scott Center, we offer the following naming opportunities. The gifts given to all of these will be used to grow the endowment of the Center and ensure its ability to thrive and grow in impact.

Total Goal: $2.015 million

Raised to Date: $700,000

 

First Floor Naming Opportunities

The Brigadier General Theodore Mataxis, U.S. (Ret.) Wing

Fred & Meredith Sutton Functional Assessment Area

The Fred & Meredith Sutton Functional Assessment Area serves as the beginning of our analysis of severe behavior problems. This is a state-of-the-art physical plant dedicated to serving individuals whose safety is at risk due to their behavior.

Vik and Sandy Verma Lobby

The Vik and Sandy Verma Lobby is the gateway to the Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Parents and other guests check in here prior to clinical service, research, or training.

Treatment Rooms (4) 118, 120, 123, 128

Each treatment room is a specialized area in which individuals receive state-of-the-art intervention based on the outcome of scientific assessments. The individualized approach afforded by these spaces produces better clinical outcomes.

Cost of naming: $25,000 each

Behavior Analysis Offices 104

The Scott Center uses a “teaching hospital” approach to clinical service, research, and training. The Behavior Analysts oversee clinical cases, engage in research activity, and train the next generation of therapists to serve people with Autism.

Cost of naming: $100,000

Sutton Properties Play Therapy Area

The Sutton Properties Play Therapy Area is by far the most popular part of the Scott Center for the clients. This area provides clients with much needed relaxation, play, and exercise, while they practice important skills with other children.

Hopkins-Cleveland Wing

Ted and Melissa Parker Early Intervention Classroom

An accurate diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders can be made reliably as early as 18 months. Early intervention is the key to addressing and remediating delays, so that children are prepared to enter group learning when they reach school age.

The New York Jets Classroom

The Classroom serves as the nexus for Early Intervention services. The Classroom provides the opportunity for children to practice successful behaviors that will serve them well in school and community settings.

Classrooms 137

The Classrooms serve as the nexus for Early Intervention services. The Classrooms provide the opportunity for children to practice successful behaviors that will serve them well in school and community settings.

Cost of naming: $100,000 each

Treatment Rooms (2)  156, 157

Some children are easily distracted or have more difficult-to- control behaviors. Treatment Rooms provide the opportunity to engage clients in a quieter, more controlled environment.

Cost of naming: $25,000 each

Richard and Carolyn Baney Room

Provides a quiet, more controlled environment for our Scott Center therapists to engage with children who may be more easily distracted. 

Steven M. Lewis Family Foundation Kenneth Allen Lewis Room

Provides a quiet, more controlled environment for our Scott Center therapists to engage with children who may be more easily distracted.

Consultation Room 144

Our treatments require incredible levels of commitment from parents, teachers, and other community members. Our Consultation Room is a heavily used space for meeting privately with parents for training and education.

Cost of naming: $25,000

Alan and Sharon Smith Life Skills Room

Teaching children to use skills in ways and places that are important to them – like their homes and schools – is a critical part of intervention. The Alan and Sharon Smith Life Skills Room provides an opportunity to practice new skills in a setting that is similar to naturalistic environments.

 

Second Floor Naming Opportunities

Community Training Area

The Community Training Area is a cornerstone of the Scott Center’s mission to provide information and education to a broad audience. The Scott Center reaches tens of thousands of individuals per year through its live and telehealth based presentations, classes, trainings, information sessions, and other activities.

Cost of naming: $150,000

The Williams Family Balcony

The balcony is an attractive space connecting the two wings of the Scott Center and provides lighting for the entrance areas.

Ashley M. Elmore Drew, Esq. Waiting Area

The Ashley M. Elmore Drew, Esq. Waiting Area provides a quiet space for families to relax while their loved one is receiving services.

Staff Lounge 219

The staff lounge offers the professionals at the Center a place to relax, take lunch, and meet with one another.

Cost of naming: $35,000

Seminar Room 220

The 75-seat Seminar Room hosts students, trainees, parents, teachers, and other community members for presentations, classes, trainings, information sessions, and other activities.

Cost of naming: $125,000

Computer Assisted Testing Room 211

In this room, Scott Center clients complete computer-based assessments so their treatment progress can be tracked.

Cost of naming: $35,000

Conference Room 209

Our treatments require incredible levels of commitment from parents, teachers, and other community members. Our Conference Room is a heavily used space for meeting privately with parents for training and education.

Cost of naming: $35,000

The Williams Family Staff Offices

These offices support the work of five hard-working staff members.

Individual and Family Counseling Area

The Individual and Family Counseling Area is the foundation of our community engagement mission. We focus on family dynamics, assessment, counseling, and other psychological services dedicated to serving individuals and families.

Cost of naming: $150,000

Family Resource Lounge 222

The Family Resource Lounge provides a quiet space for parents of children in the program to learn about our services, engage with staff, and –most importantly – meet and talk amongthemselves in a supportive environment.

Cost of naming: $50,000

Treatment Rooms (8) 233, 234, 235, 236, 238, 239, 240, 242

The Treatment Rooms allow for private assessment, intervention, and counseling for individuals and families.

Cost of naming: $25,000 each

Graduate Work Room 225

The Graduate Work Room includes approximately 24 workstations with computers. Students analyze data, write reports, and update treatment records in this space.

Cost of naming: $100,000

Telehealth Room 241

The Telehealth Room is the foundation of our mission to reach as many people as possible who seek education and information about Autism and related developmental disabilities. The Telehealth Room connects the Scott Center to our network of individuals all over the country who help us provide services to those in need.

Cost of naming: $100,000

The Williams Family Offices

These offices support the work of five hard-working staff members.