PARC TO OPEN AUTISM BEHAVIORAL CENTER
New Program to Serve Individuals of All Ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder
St. Petersburg, FL (April 29, 2013) – PARC, a nonprofit agency located in St. Petersburg, FL (www.parc-fl.org),
is celebrating 60 years of serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. PARC has been a leader of providing much needed services for individuals to reach his or her highest level of potential. Services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are in high demand. To support this community need, PARC enthusiastically announces the grand opening of an Autism Behavioral Center on May 13 starting at 4pm at PARC’s Main Campus located at 3100 75th Street North in St. Petersburg. The event includes opening remarks from Pinellas County Commission Chairman Kenneth Welch and a special presentation from WellCare of Florida. The event is open to the public and anyone can RSVP to Maureen O’Neil at 727-345-9111.
The Autism Behavioral Center at PARC will provide Applied Behavior Analysis as medically prescribed therapy to children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The facility includes a multi-sensory environment, private therapy room, and family observation areas. The program will address functional communication, skill deficits, activities of daily living, food aversion, social skill development & enrich school readiness. The staff at the Autism Behavioral Center will work with the individual, family, school system, and other professionals to provide an effective treatment plan.
PARC has a rich and highly reputable history as well as extraordinary community support: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX5EZ6uFkp8). PARC’s legacy of firsts includes: One of the first to address developmental disabilities in Florida; First to address concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities in Pinellas County; First preschool in Florida for children with developmental disabilities; First to promote the de-institutionalization process; First Intermediate Care Facility for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) in Florida; First to provide comprehensive transportation to individuals. Throughout the years, PARC consistently focused its efforts to adapt to the needs of those with developmental disabilities, providing leadership and innovation in the process. Currently, over 800 adults and children are enrolled in a PARC sponsored program.
For more information on PARC’s Autism Behavioral Center Grand Opening and PARC’s 60th Anniversary, please contact Kelli Caputo at 727-341-6930 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the PARC You Tube Channel for videos that provide more information about PARC (http://www.youtube.com/user/PARCFL?feature=watch).