Author: Dave Scheiber

Two women with a vision launch unique school for children with autism

CLEARWATER, Florida – Inside the walls of a sky-blue building surrounded with shade trees dwells a story of hope and inspiration and the shared dream of two women determined to help a special population of children. For Liz Russell and Cher Harris, co-founders of Autism Inspired Academy, the school offers[Read More…]

Innovative program charts smooth course for at-risk youth

You easily could overlook the once-abandoned, two-story building tucked away on an industrial stretch off 22nd Avenue N in St. Petersburg. Beyond the chain-link face running alongside it, motorists whoosh past on I-275, oblivious to the renovated historic, red-brick structure. Dating back nearly 100 years, it’s soon to be the[Read More…]

Inventive program builds on what students love to give them what they need

Just blocks from where waves roll in from the Atlantic, a well-traveled Toyota pickup stops every Friday around 9. Uli Frallicciardi lowers his tailgate and loads 15 green surfboards into the truck, enjoying the early morning tranquility at this Deerfield Beach surf shop just south of Boca Raton, Florida. Surfboards[Read More…]