Including Kids, a non-profit organization that works with kids and young adults with autism and related developmental delays, will break ground soon on a new state- of-the-art treatment center.
The groundbreaking for the new 2.5-acre facility in Humble is scheduled to take place 15th of July 2016 at 9am. It will be located on property donated by two longtime supporters of Including Kids, as well as on an adjacent parcel purchased by the organization.
Including Kids began in 2003, serving 10 kids and their families. The organization now provides services for about 150 kids each year. More information about the services for children, young adults, and their families can be found at http://www.includingkids.org.
The announcement comes as Including Kids is $1 million into a $4 million capital campaign that was launched to purchase the property, buy fixtures and furniture for the special student population they serve, and more.
“It is so exciting to see that almost three years of hard work in planning and fundraising are now paying off,” said Jennifer Dantzler, executive director of Including Kids. “It is truly a dream come true to have not only a facility but an entire campus that is designed to help children and young adults with autism not only succeed, but excel.”
Including Kids currently rents 16,000 square feet of unconnected space in a Humble shopping center. The new stand-alone building, designed specifically with the needs of children and young adults with autism in mind, will be an extension of the organization’s early intensive therapies and program offerings.
The new facility and its location will also allow for expansion in the future, so the organization can continue to provide even more young people with intervention and instruction in areas including language, academics, and behavior management, as well as social, domestic, and vocational skills.
“The support from our parents and donors is so humbling,” Dantzler said. “I am eternally grateful for the love and support.”