Welcome to Puzzle Box Academy!
Puzzle Box Academy was founded in 2014 by Pamela Furr and James Holz. Pamela, a mother of a child with Autism, saw the need for high-quality early intervention. They set out to provide a school where families could rely on their children getting the special attention, they deserved without the obstacles most families face in the public schools. Pamela believed families should be able to focus on what is important at home; confidence, security, love, and acceptance of our children’s quirks. Families should not have to battle the system for the special environments their children need to thrive.
Puzzle Box Academy is the first school in Florida to provide the Morningside Academy Curriculum and teaching methodology in addition to following the Florida State Standards. The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction combines precision teaching of specific basic skills through guided intensive instruction and practice followed by opportunities for generalizing learning to the wider world. Through this evidence-based model, complex behavioral skills emerge without explicit instruction when well-selected component responses are appropriately sequenced, carefully instructed, and well-rehearsed.