WATCH: It was a ground breaking day for a new facility in Richmond that aims to provide a broad spectrum of resources and support for children, adults and seniors with autism and their families in BC. Jill Krop reports.
Ground was broken in Richmond today for a new center that will help families cope with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The $33-million Pacific Autism Family Centre was spearheaded by Sergio and Wendy Cocchia.
It will bring together state-of-the-art research, treatment models and support systems. The centre will focus on lifespan needs of individuals and families affected by ASD.
— Simon Little (@simonplittle) December 16, 2014
It is estimated 69,000 people are affected by ASD in British Columbia.
The centre is slated to be completed in early 2016.