Ocregister.com: Enhanced autism services center is up and running in Irvine

The new Autism Therapy and Disability Services Center operated by Easterseals Southern California is now open in Irvine, offering an enhanced environment for the more than 100 clients served daily.

The ribbon cutting at 1063 McGaw Ave., was held Thursday, Jan. 31.

A refurbishing of the two-story space includes more than 12,000 square feet dedicated to autism services and a variety of features for clients with special needs. Among the highlights:

A therapy kitchen to teach cooking skills
Two exploration and discovery gyms with increased space and more equipment for physical therapy
Technology that allows parents to view their children’s therapy sessions from a tablet in another room
Additional meeting and work space for individual therapy sessions, group therapy, training programs and visiting service providers

Two exploration and discovery gyms are part of the Easterseals Southern California state-of-the-art Autism Therapy and Disability Services Center in Irvine. (Courtesy of Sherman Takata, Takata Photography)

A speech therapy room is part of the Easterseals Southern California state-of-the-art Autism Therapy and Disability Services Center in Irvine. (Courtesy of Reggie Ige Photography)

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A therapy kitchen where clients can learn cooking skills is part of the Easterseals Southern California state-of-the-art Autism Therapy and Disability Services Center in Irvine. (Courtesy of Reggie Ige Photography)

The Easterseals Southern California state-of-the-art Autism Therapy and Disability Services Center is now up and running in Irvine. (Courtesy of Sherman Takata, Takata Photography)

The mixed-use facility serves all ages and also houses the corporate headquarters of Easterseals Southern California.

“We are proud that our new Autism Therapy and Disability Services Center will enable us to provide more than 1,000 clients yearly with important services, from physical and speech therapy to building social skills,” said Mark Whitley, president and CEO.

Learn more about Easterseals Southern California at easterseals.com/southerncal.

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