Rich Center Nears Goal

YOUNGSTOWN – The Rich Center for Autism has surpassed the halfway point in its effort to raise $7 million to renovate, upgrade and expand its home in Fedor Hall on the Youngstown State University campus. Initial renovations have begun, says Gregory Boerio, interim executive director.

The Rich Center offers education-based programs for students and young adults with autism. It has a team of over 30 degreed teachers, board certified behavior analysts, and other staff and offers its services at no cost to families.

The center had to close from March to July because of the pandemic and switched to remote learning for those months. In September, it began offering in-person, home-based, and other alternate methods for learning.