Puzzle Box Academy Hosts Family Festival
By Cyndi Byars // December 22, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: Scheduled to open on Merritt Island in June 2015, Puzzle Box Academy is the Space Coast’s first preschool through elementary school to specialize in autism and other developmental delays by integrating research-based therapies into all learning tasks.
New School To Open In June, Will Help Special Needs Kids Reach Their Full Potential
IMAGES BY CYNDI BYARS
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Children of all ages enjoyed bounce houses, an obstacle course and photos with Star Wars’ movie characters at Puzzle Box Academy’s Family Fun Festival.
Puzzle Box Academy, a private school serving children ages two through second grade impacted by Autism and other developmental delays, hosted the day-long community event.
Scheduled to open on Merritt Island in June 2015, Puzzle Box Academy is the Space Coast’s first preschool through elementary school to specialize in autism and other developmental delays by integrating research-based therapies into all learning tasks.
“Our goal is to help students reach their full potential by offering quality, individualized instruction in a loving environment,” said Pamela Furr, the Founder of Puzzle Box Academy.
“We are one of only a few select schools in the United States to offer the STAR curriculum – a science-based curriculum approved by the National Research Council.”
The Academy is designed to encourage children in their formative years by combining low student-to-teacher ratios with hands-on learning.
Puzzle Box Academy’s Family Fun Festival was held at the former Circuit City building on Merritt Island Causeway – the new home of Puzzle Box Academy.
Special guest Travis Bagent, the Arm Wrestling Champion from “Game of Arms,” gave demonstrations on safety and wrestling, and posed for photos with young fans. Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers from Star Wars were on hand, as well as Elsa, the star of the 2013 motion picture Frozen.
The Parker Brothers brought their “Optimus Prime” Transformers truck, and Pam Gillespie of Congressman Bill Posey’s office spoke on Autism awareness.
Food trucks, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn were a hit with the crowd of all ages.
This is the first of many community events planned to be held by Puzzle Box Academy.
On March 28, Puzzle Box Academy will host a Sensory Friendly Movie event for Brevard families.
The school will present a showing of the 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks Animation film HOME at the Oaks Premiere Theatre in Melbourne.
“We are offering 200 free tickets exclusively for families affected by special needs. The theatre will have dim lighting, the sound will be turned down, and children are welcome to dance and move around,” said Furr .
Families affected by special needs can register for free tickets at PuzzleBoxAcademy.com. One adult is required for every three children in attendance, and the registration deadline is Monday, March 23, 2015.
For more information log on to PuzzleBoxAcademy.com or call 321-345-0861.