The expansion will include a new 26,000-square-foot Autism Clinic, a 3,500-square-foot activities building and renovations to its current school building. The campus is located at 905 Friedberg Church Road. A groundbreaking ceremony is slated for June 28, and the clinic should be operational by summer 2018, said Casey Raymer
, director of development.
ABC of NC employs about 50 people and serves 350 children a year. The nonprofit said the expansion of its campus will more than double its staff size and capacity within two years.
Funding for the expansion, specifically the construction of the new clinic, has been supported by a capital campaign that has raised more than $4.2 million so far.
Contributions have come from organizations that include the BB&T Foundation, Golden LEAF Foundation, Reynolds American Foundation, and Wake Forest Baptist Health.
The clinic will offer diagnostic, therapeutic and behavioral services for children with autism. ABC of NC said the clinic will help shorten wait times for diagnosis, make interventions more available, and give teens and young adults on the spectrum better access to transition services.