CasaBlanca Academy Celebrates Autism Awareness Month with Hollywood Mayor Bober

-- Launches Scholarship Fund for Children --

Mar 23, 2011, 09:30 ET from CasaBlanca Academy

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate National Autism Awareness Month and raise scholarship funds for children with autism, CasaBlanca Academy is hosting a community-wide event at Dave and Buster's on April 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The event is open to the public.

At the event Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober will announce the winner of a high-end raffle.  Prizes include a private dinner for 10 hosted and prepared by world-renowned chef Michelle Bernstein, two tickets on a 7-day Royal Caribbean Cruise to the Caribbean, and a spa day for 6 to Elizabeth Arden Salon.  In addition there will also be a silent auction.

All event proceeds will be used to provide scholarship funds for children with autism.

About CasaBlanca Academy:

If you live in Florida and your child has an autism spectrum disorder your options are few. Many therapeutic interventions and education options rely on traditional approaches focused on building routine skills.  A new approach to treatment, however, is gaining ground thanks to the effort of a small school in Hollywood.

CasaBlanca Academy offers the only program in the State of Florida solely based on the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based model, known as DIR®/Floortime™.  The approach is unique because it targets social, emotional and intellectual capacities rather than routine skills and isolated behaviors.  

Offering a one-to-one teacher-student ratio, CasaBlanca Academy emphasizes independent thinking, problem solving and life skills while incorporating therapeutic interventions with the Sunshine State's academic standards.  In addition, it brings a nationally and internationally recognized team to train a hand-picked staff of teachers and paraprofessionals.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Dinar at 305-710-5361 or at

For more information about CasaBlanca Academy, please visit or call 954.415.1149.

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For more information about DIR®/Floortime™, please visit

For more information about the U.S. Department of Health Survey on the rising numbers of children with autism, please visit

An autism spectrum disorder includes Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). For more information, please visit:

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