YOUNGSTOWN -- Because of one local family's generosity, students, families and staff of the Rich Center for Autism will have a day of play at Chuck E. Cheese in Boardman.
The event begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday. More than 100 children and adults are expected to attend the fully sponsored play day, coinciding with the end of the Summer of Growth 2005 program.
The Summer of Growth has been a mainstay of the Rich Center since its 1995 inception. The center is located at Youngstown State University.
Students attend morning classes designed to provide intensive interventions in order to sustain and enhance the progress made during the regular school year.
The center is a nonprofit organization which provides education, research and direct support to children, families and professionals.
Established in 1995, it celebrates its 10th year by continuing to serve as a lasting tribute to the memory of Paula and Anthony Rich and their unborn child who died in a plane crash outside of Pittsburgh in 1994.
More information about the center is available at the Web site www.ysu.edu/richcenter.