- Increasing prevalence: Autism prevalence has grown dramatically, now affecting 1 in 59 children.
- Aging student population: More than one third of Summit’s current school population will reach adulthood in the next five years and will require specialized adult services when they leave school at age 21.
- Greater behavioral challenges: The Summit Center serves children who are increasingly behaviorally challenging, requiring more specialized space, increased ratios, and office space for supporting functions.
- Limited physical space: The Summit Center has reached physical capacity for classrooms, therapy rooms, and training and office space.
Building Hope Capital Campaign
- Our Hope: To expand services for individuals with autism & developmental disabilities in Western New York
- The Goal: $3,700,000
- Amount Raised to Date: $3,108,133
Phase 1 renovations included 14,500 square feet of space at 75 Pineview Drive, Amherst, that was completed in April 2018.