Casey's is looking for support in raising money for our Horses for Autism Scholarship Fund. This fund helps pay or drastically reduce the cost associate for this therapy to families in need. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects every school in Florida with one in every 50 children diagnosed with the disorder. Without sufficient support and education, individuals with ASD have higher high school drop out rates, incidence of violence, and run-ins with the judicial system. The lack of ongoing training to school staff has proven to be detrimental, often exacerbating problems and disruptions in classrooms and adversely impacting the learning environment for students – those with and without ASD. Autism spectrum disorder is increasing at “epidemic proportions.” In fact, there has been a increase in students with the Autistic Impairment (AI) label in our schools statewide.