Family Initiative, Inc., a Florida-based nonprofit organization serving children and families living with autism spectrum disorder, has announced the establishment of the Pat Webster Scholarship fund to provide opportunities for children, teens and young adults to succeed.
âThe scholarship fund is in honor of co-founder Eileen Websterâs mother, Pat Webster, and the force of good Pat brought throughout her life,â says David Brown, MSW, co-founder and president of Family Initiative. âEileen’s foundational role with Family Initiative was an immensely proud sentiment for Pat as a mother. Through kindness, compassion and humor, Pat Webster made every person she met feel special and accepted.â
Patâs legacy will live on through the children, teens and young adults with autism who will gain access to Family Initiativeâs life-changing programs. The Pat Webster Memorial Scholarship fund will allow children and teens to participate in Family Initiativeâs summer camp at no cost to their families.
Family Initiative was founded on the belief that every child and family should have the chance to thrive regardless of the challenges they may face. Through community and legislative support, the organization continues to develop and expand support programs and clinical services for those in need of assistance in the communities they serve. By offering family-centered approaches, Family Initiative works together with children, young adults, caregivers and the entire community to help individuals with autism learn positive coping skills, grow their confidence and gain independence.
Family Initiative is accepting donations towards the Pam Webster Memorial Scholarship fund at any level. For more information on Family Initiative, and to donate to the Pam Webster Memorial Scholarship fund, visit www.fi-florida.org/ScholarshipFund/.
About Family Initiative
Established in 2015, Family Initiative, Inc. is a Florida-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to supporting children with autism and strengthening their families. Its team of clinicians serves children from a compassionate, personalized approach through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) services, and offers autism play groups, teen meetings, parent education, community conversations and more. In addition, the organization provides child welfare caregiver training and support through its Family Impact Program. Visit fi-florida.org or find Family Initiative on Facebook and Instagram at @FamilyInitiative and on Twitter at @FI_Inc.