Women in Business: Pamela Holz
Posted: March 28th, 2017
Pamela Holz is the co-founder of Puzzle Box Academy and Kaleidoscope Interventions. Puzzle Box Academy is a comprehensive facility offering a private school environment to children with learning disabilities with a 5:1 student to teacher ratio and a range of therapies and resources. Holz is a seasoned educator as well as business manager with a degree in early childhood education and is licensed by the State of Florida as a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten instructor and facilitator. Holding a Director’s Credential by the State of Florida and the Department of Children and Family Services, she is a former licensed insurance agent and adjuster who is well versed in the regulations regarding reimbursement of insurance plans regarding child therapy services.
In 2007, Holz left the finance and insurance industry when her son was diagnosed with Autism. Since then, she has dedicated her life to the education and early intervention treatment of children and their families on the Autism spectrum. Her son, who was non-verbal until he was in pre-kindergarten, is now an A/B honor student who loves science. Holz has worked over the past 6 years to bring intensive therapy to those in the community at an affordable price. “I was blessed to be able to provide our son with intensive therapeutic early intervention. The CDC estimates a typical cost of therapeutic treatment for an autistic child to be $60,000 per year. All children deserve the right to be successful and their success should not be decided based on the financial grounds of their parents. There are therapeutic treatments that work if families can afford access. The Academy is committed to providing our exceptional children and their families the attention and treatment they deserve, without the obstacles or price tag they typically face,” said Holz.