NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 16, 2019
The Nashville personal injury attorneys at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP are thrilled to announce a $1,000 educational scholarship for individuals diagnosed with Autism. This scholarship will serve as tuition assistance to help students with Autism pursue a higher education. Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP is a Nashville personal injury law firm that began offering scholarships last year with a scholarship for wounded veterans. Autism is a disorder whose cause is very dear to the legal team at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP because many of the firm’s staff members have loved ones with Autism.
Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be extremely challenging for students because it affects an individual’s ability to communicate and interact socially, two skills that are vital to learning. Unfortunately individuals with Autism continue to face these challenges as they continue into adulthood. In addition to struggling to communicate and interact socially, many individuals with Autism exhibit restrictive or repetitive behaviors that inhibit learning and working.
While most people think of Autism as a communication disorder, the reality is that Autism is an umbrella term that refers to several different disorders. A diagnosis of Autism can also include and refer to Asperger Syndrome, autistic disorder, and pervasive development disorder. Symptoms of these conditions include social awkwardness, all-absorbing interest in certain topics, trouble making eye contact, difficulty controlling one’s emotions, and not being able to express one’s feelings among other symptoms.
By offering the scholarship, the entire legal team at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP hope to encourage individuals with Autism to overcome the challenges they face and pursue higher education. The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have Autism (ASD). Applicants are not required to be attending school at the time of the application, but are expected to be in school and utilize the scholarship within one year.
For individuals interested in applying for the scholarship, the law firm’s website contains scholarship information and the online application. The deadline to apply is February 10, 2020. Whitfield Bryson & Mason will select a winning applicant and notify him or her no later than June 22, 2020. If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to us via email or on our website.
Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP
518 Monroe Street
Nashville, TN 37208
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