Charleston’s future Beautiful Gate Center, the only ABA Development & Therapeutic Learning Center in the state for children and youth with developmental disabilities and autism, is pleased to announce their acceptance of a $15,000 grant on behalf of Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
“This grant brings our team one step closer to serving the more than 11,000 children with learning and intellectual disabilities in our region,” Executive Director of the Beautiful Gate Center Angela Muirhead said. “We hope that many others will join in our vision and mission as we work to support the growing population of special needs children in the tri-county region.”
The Beautiful Gate Center is four years into its foundational development. The center seeks to educate and provide treatments to individuals with Development Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders who are inadequately served in existing public and private special education programs due to the individuals’ need for a broader range of more intensive learning support. The plan for The Beautiful Gate Center is modeled after several internationally renowned programs highly regarded by medical professionals and families for more than 25 years.
“Support for programs such as the Beautiful Gate Center represents the type of neighbor Dominion Energy strives to be,” said Rodney Blevins, president of Dominion Energy South Carolina. “We are honored to contribute to this meaningful work to improve the quality of life for special needs children.”
The Beautiful Gate Center will have a significant and measurable impact in South Carolina, not only by including progressive and continuous learning for the children they intend to serve, but also by creating a pathway to become an authority on evidence-based, best-practice programs for children and their families.
“We are thrilled to be awarded this grant and what it means for South Carolina,” Muirhead said.
For more information on The Beautiful Gate Center, and to donate to the mission, please visit www.beautifulgatecenter.