The Rich Center for Autism was established in 1995 through the collaborative efforts of the Kosar, Rich (Ricchiuti), and Rubino families who have a shared interest in autism. In collaboration with Youngstown State University, The Rich Center for Autism is located on the campus and functions as a not-for-profit.
- Increase the staff capacity of the center to enhance services provided.
- Develop programming to provide a curriculum from developing life skills as the base, moving to providing the GED, or transition to least restrictive placement.
- Provide programming to support the parents throughout the process.
- Upgrade and improve accountability standards.
- Develop coordinated research efforts to increase broad community awareness of the State of Ohio's Center of Excellence.
- Collaborate with community agencies with the resources to add to our program services.
- Develop internal revenue streams and maintain and increase the funding base of the Center.
- Explore developing a capital campaign.
- Explore expanding and improving current facilities.