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Groundbreaking planned for Winters Center for Autism

The Winters Family Foundation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next month for its new autism center in West Babylon.

The foundation, the charitable arm of Winters Bros. Waste Systems, is building the new facility, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and providing a sense of fulfillment for adults with autism through job creation, training and placement. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the center’s development site at 92 Mahan St. in West Babylon.

The 14,000-square-foot Winters Center for Autism will feature life-skills teaching areas, indoor and outdoor recreational spaces for health and wellness activities and a community café. 

The center aims to assist Long Island employers to develop and implement job training programs for adults with autism.

Joe Winters, chairman and CEO of Winters Bros. Waste Systems, has been leading the fundraising for the project along with the Winters Family Foundation. Winters, his wife Michele, and the entire Winters family have been strong advocates for high-quality services and opportunities for individuals with autism.

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