The Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism celebrates its tenth anniversary today in the style of a birthday party.
The event was one big party with numerous guests as well as different fun stations set up around the parking lot. they decided to call it a birthday party simply because they like to party and have fun. In the beginning the program started small, helping about 12 kids. Now, they’re served over 900 students.
Kristy Parker, Director of the Leffen Center: “Just to reflect and to think that nothing like that was even here 10 years ago. Now we have such a robust clinic available for the community working with all the other agencies, providing resources, it’s really an exciting thing to be a part of.”
United States Senator Roy Blunt was also at the celebration. His son, former governor Matt Blunt, played a key role in the foundation of the center.