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About the Rich Center

The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for the Study and Treatment of Autism is an externally funded unit of Youngstown State University. The primary mission of The Rich Center is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families through the creation, use and enhancement of innovative educational programs specifically designed to assure the attainment of a life of dignity and to enhance the individuals’ opportunities to achieve their full potentials. The Rich Center serves as a conduit between the segments of the community concerned with autism: the university,educators and health and human service professionals.


Meet the Team

Meet Brendan Considine, pictured here testing some rubber band / stretch exercise therapy.

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Upcoming Events

View upcoming events for the Rich Center, along with local Autism events. Do not miss out!

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The Rich Center has been recognized by the State of Ohio and YSU as a Center for Excellence.

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