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First Federal pledges $15,000 to Autism Center

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013

Plans were announced last October by the Parkview Huntington Foundation to open the Parkview Huntington Hospital Autism Center. First Federal Savings Bank of Huntington has announced a pledge of $15,000 toward a start-up campaign for the Parkview Huntington Hospital Autism Center. First Federal’s donation will be spread out over a three-year period and Parkview’s goal is to raise $45,000 for the center.

Comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for autistic patients and their families from throughout northeast Indiana will be provided at the new Parkview Huntington Hospital Autism Center. The offices affiliated with the center are scheduled to open this year at Parkview Huntington Hospital and in renovated space that formerly housed the Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice offices at 2806 Theater Avenue. The center will tailor treatment to each child’s needs and will provide education to family members.

Plans for the facility include treatment for as many as 40 patients, for up to 40 hours per week, and work on the facility will begin once necessary permits are secured. It will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in Indiana.

“Parkview Huntington Hospital is beyond thankful for First Federal’s large gift to support the Autism Center,” stated Darlene Garrett, COO, Parkview Huntington Hospital.  “It’s great to see community leaders showing such support of this project, as this will provide resources to many local families.”