Work is now underway for a new facility in the Rochester area that will help kids with autism.

When completed, the Golisano Autism Center will offer help and services for kids with autism and their families from its location on the Al Sigl campus at South Avenue and Science Parkway.

The new facility will have 72,000 square-feet of program, clinical, school, and gathering space.

In a news release, Golisano Autism Center board chairperson Mary Walsh says, “The founders’ vision of the Center is that every individual with autism in our community and their family have an accessible, comprehensive array of autism services available for their lifespan.”

“This will represent a hub that parents can really connect educators with other parents with help and figure out what’s best for their child but also getting other support with others around them,” said Jacqueline Hawks Lyttle, parent.

The facility is scheduled to open by early 2020.