Posted: May 13th, 2016 | Holz Foundation
When Crystal Klender heard a rumor that a private school for children with autism was in the works, she made a beeline to the internet.
Yep, it was true. Puzzle Box Academy was accepting applications. Klender, a Merritt Island mom of four, put son Kyle’s name in immediately. Having nonverbal autism, the 7-year-old was unable to speak, play with toys or get his needs across without screaming.
Or at least he used to be that way.
“It’s just made all the difference in the world for our child,” said Klender, who finds the one-hour commute to the Palm Bay facility well worth it. “He has just blossomed since being at this school. It’s phenomenal.”
If you think she seems passionate, you should meet founder Pam Holz