By Lindsey Burke
Erika Hartley has two sons with Autism, which means she can explain in one sentence what being able to customize their education means to her family.
“If you’ve met one child with Autism,” she says, “You’ve met one child with Autism.”
Fortunately, for her sons, Hunter, 11, and Jackson, 7, they live in Arizona, home to the first-in-the-nation education savings accounts. ESAs enable Hunter and Jackson attend Pieceful Solutions, a school that specializes in teaching children with special needs. The Hartleys can use any money left over after tuition for private tutoring, books, educational therapies and to pay for other education-related services and products.
Now, some families in Florida will have access to this innovative approach to…