The Rich Center for Autism Receives Donation from Attorney Daniel L. Rossi

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – August 16, 2022 – A check presentation took place at 11:00am at The Rich Center for Autism on the campus of Youngstown State University on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Attorney Daniel L. Rossi, along with his children and members of the Rossi Family, presented a check for $50,000 to University President Jim Tressel, Rich Center Executive Director Dr. Gregory Boerio, Co-Founder Phyllis Ricchiuti, along with Rich Center staff. 

Funds will be used to support the mission of the Rich Center for Autism as part of the Building for Tomorrow Capital Campaign. The $50,000 donation will be utilized for technology needs and enhancements at the center. The Rich Center Children’s Resource Library on the first floor will now be named the Attorney Daniel L. Rossi Resource Library.

“As we continue to advance on our mission and vision, centered around the treatment, education, and research of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), we are deeply grateful for today’s donation. Thanks to the generosity of Attorney Rossi and family, The Rich Center for Autism’s Children’s Resource Library, along with curricula and technology supports, will allow The Center to provide evidence-based practices for students with ASD”, noted Dr. Boerio.  

Attorney Daniel L. Rossi noted his love of the Youngstown community as a lifelong resident of 95 years and commitment to supporting the education of children with autism. He and his family are deeply invested in the success of YSU and The Rich Center and the impact to be made to literacy and education via technology enhancements and utilization of The Attorney Daniel L. Rossi Resource Library.  

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Rossi, 95, is a lifelong resident of Youngstown and attended the former Madison Elementary School and East High School. After he was discharged from the Navy, he graduated from Youngstown College (which is now YSU) and studied at Ohio Northern University in pursuit of his law degree.

Rossi practiced law in the area for over 60 years, establishing the Rossi law firm in 1952.

His son, Gregg, now operates the family law practice, Rossi & Rossi.