PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.
PARC Opens Autism Behavioral Center
To support a community need, PARC enthusiastically announced the grand opening of an Autism Behavioral Center on May 13, 2013. The event included opening remarks from Pinellas County Commission Chairman Kenneth Welch and a special presentation from Wellcare of Florida.
The Autism Behavioral Center at PARC will provide Applied Behavior Analysis as medically prescribed therapy to children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
PARC Horticulture Transformation (Leadership St. Pete Class of 2013)
Featured on Bay News 9, the Leadership St. Pete Class of 2013 constructed PARC's new horticulture area on Saturday, May 4th. The project revitalized and expanded an inclusive and vocational horticulture program for the adults at PARC. The program will allow PARC to offer a garden of healthy food choices, sustainable job training opportunities, revenue generating initiatives, and a therapeutic work environment that fosters personal growth. Through successful fundraising efforts, the volunteers assembled vegetable, flower and herb gardens, constructed paver walkways, completed a greenhouse makeover, assembled trellises, and provided full landscaping. Planning has commenced for a new irrigation system.
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PARC's 60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration
April 23, 2013 marked another great milestone moment for PARC. The special day was concluded with a celebration at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. The community came out again to support PARC's mission to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. Event highlights included: Master of Ceremonies Dick Crippen, a proclamation from Mayor Bill Foster, a special presentation from Shirley Miaoulis with the office of Congressman Young, guest speakers Doug Ibold and Tiffany Chaple, along with special presenters Carol Holland, Jean Muller and Michelle Muller Detweiler.