I have alluded to this in previous posts, but Utah does already have some school vouchers (scholarship) in place. I, however, understood that they were limited to autistic children. I was wrong – the voucher availability is much broader and better than I believed.
This information is available from the ‘pro school choice’ folks’ site. I’ve only included excerpts from the page that discusses Cason Smith (click the link for details):
If it is determined that your child would receive three or more hours of special education service per day in a public school, he or she qualifies for a Carson Smith Scholarship worth $6,285.00.
If your child would receive less than three hours of special education service per day, he or she qualifies for a Carson Smith Scholarship worth $3,771.00.
The student must have one or more of the following disabilities:
* Mental retardation
* Hearing impairment
* Speech or language impairment
* Visual impairment
* Serious emotional disturbance
* Orthopedic impairment
* Traumatic brain injury
* Other health impairment
* Specific learning disability
* Development delay