Ellicott City, Md. - The Linwood School in Howard County provides services for kids with autism. But the school was in an old building in need of upgrades. Now it is opening a new, more functional facility for students.
When you drove up the circular driveway of the Linwood School the first thing you used to see was the structure of an old mansion. Now a year after breaking ground on a massive construction project, they are in a new, state-of-the-art building.
Executive director Bill Moss says there wasn't a place for the school in the old building, and it wasn't a place where parents wanted to bring their kids.
The Linwood School has specialized in services for kids with autism for over 50 years, but they faced enrollment challenges when public and private schools in Howard County developed similar programs.
The school listened to parents' input to build a place they would want to send their children.
Although the new building is finished, the fundraising is not. The school is turning to methods like allowing donors to name classrooms.
A public dedication of the school is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m.
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