Pressley Ridge is excited to announce plans to build a new School for Autism and Deaf on our main campus in Pittsburgh, PA. This $12 million project, slated to break ground in the spring, has been designed through the help of autism and deaf experts to serve our unique population of students with enhanced learning experiences that include:
- Large sensory rooms with adjustable strobe lighting, as well as textiles, swings, and other comforting sensory objects
- S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and culinary classrooms provide opportunities for all students to explore their diverse interests
- The PAES (Practical Assessment Exploration System) Lab gives students the opportunity to explore careers through simulated work environments, while learning life skills to encourage independence
- Flexible space, such as a multi-purpose room and media labs, for community engagement
Thank you to our early supporters of this project, including Pressley Ridge Foundation, Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust, Massey Charitable Trust, and FedEx Ground, as well as the Pressley Ridge Board of Directors.