105 Campus Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820
Senator James Seward joined Patricia Kennedy, CEO of Springbrook on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 to announce that New York State has approved the $20 million "Coming Home" expansion project at The School at Springbrook.
Springbrook's state-of-the-art expansion and renovation project will create a specialized Autism School within The School at Springbrook for 36 children with Autism, while improving services to Springbrook's current students.
The existing school and campus will undergo extensive renovations including the construction of a new six-classroom autism wing, a new kitchen/cafeteria, a new gymnasium and three duplex-style housing units, specially designed for children with autism.
This project will allow Springbrook to provide services to more children with autism and is projected to save the State $890,000 annually. The project will also bring economic benefits to the region with construction jobs for local companies and the creation of 100 new permanant full-time jobs at Springbrook, which is projected to add $5 million annually into the region's local economy.
The New York State Education Department and The Office of Children and Family Services will cover $14.7 million of the project with Springbrook contributing $5 million. Thanks to a $2.5 million dollar-for-dollar challenge from Buffalo Sabre owner, B. Thomas Golisano and the generosity of friends and donors, today Springbrook has less than $500,00 left to raise for the Coming Home Campaign.