ABC of NC, a Winston-Salem non-profit founded in 2002, provides educational and occupational services for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. With a growing base of 350 students served in a 22-county radius they needed more room for students and the offerings they wanted to include for them.

Samet, along with Steele Group Architects and ID Collaborative, helped ABC of NC grow to help a capacity of 600 by adding two new facilities to their campus: an activity center and a clinic.

The 26,000SF clinic house a bright, energetic interior and serves those with autism who are newborn up to age 18. As the newest source of state-of-the-art therapies and offerings on campus, the clinic was developed with rooms sponsored by the community. These rooms were created with two purposes: to help students examine and understand everyday experiences such as the doctor, the dentist, the grocery store; and to prepare other students for occupational training. Clinic rooms were created through corporate donors and include a fully-functioning concession stand (Dewey’s), a doctor’s office (Wake Forest Baptist Health), a dentist’s office (Spangler, Rohlfing & Lambert Pediatric Dentistry), a hair salon (Great Clips), a hotel/apartment room (Daly Hotel Management), and an in-house mini grocery store with cashier line (Food Lion).

A motor skills room was included for sensory seekers, and designed complete with a climbing wall, a suspended swing, and enough space for tunnels to crawl through, bikes to ride, tents to play in, and organized storage spaces.

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