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Winston-Salem, NC: "An explosion in need for autism services"

June 16, 2017, Winston-Salem (NC) Journal: ABC of NC to break ground on $6.5 million expansion autism treatment facility http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/abc-of-nc-to-break-ground-on-million-expansion-autism/article_af229610-42cb-569d-91e4-567c66ca0bca.html ABC of NC will break ground June 28 on a new 26,000-square-foot Autism Clinic on its campus at 905 Friedberg Church Road. It’s an expansion officials say will cut down on waiting lists for families needing a diagnosis for their children and will enable the nonprofit organization to better provide services. The clinic will house diagnostic and behavioral services as well as occupational, physical, speech and language therapies for autistic children. … According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 58 North Carolina children born today will receive a diagnosis of autism. It was only a matter of time before ABC of NC was going to have to grow. Casey Raymer, the organization’s director of development, said the center moved from Old Vineyard Road to Friedberg Church Road in 2015 with an eye toward expansion. “Over the past several years, we’ve really seen an explosion in need for autism services,” Raymer said.