Dylan Chatham, 4, left, plays during free time with Tori Poteet, right, an applied behavior clinician, and other children at Able Academy in East Naples. Jay Chatham brought his son, Dylan, to Able Academy after Dylan's teachers in Montessori school noticed he was not playing with students, etc. His parents have said their son has 'changed overnight' since enrolling in the Able Academy's clinical classroom program. But, at a cost of $2,500 to $4,500 per month for services, the program was out of Chatham's reach. The Naples Children and Education Foundation, the philanthrophic arm of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, provides Able Academy with money to provide scholarships to students who need the services. Dylan is one of those recipients. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Dylan Chatham, 4, left, plays during free time with Tori Poteet, right, an applied behavior clinician, and other children at Able Academy in East Naples. Jay Chatham brought his son, Dylan, to Able Academy after Dylan's teachers in Montessori school noticed he was not playing with students, etc. His parents have said their son has "changed overnight" since enrolling in the Able Academy's clinical classroom program. But, at a cost of $2,500 to $4,500 per month for services, the program was out of Chatham's reach. The Naples Children and Education Foundation, the philanthrophic arm of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, provides Able Academy with money to provide scholarships to students who need the services. Dylan is one of those recipients. Lexey Swall/Staff

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