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New treatment for people with autism spectrum in Pinellas County

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State of the art equipment is now available in Pinellas County to treat people with autism spectrum.

Pinellas Association for Retarded Children, or PARC, a non-profit that served hundred of children and adults living with developmental disabilities just opened its new Autism Behavioral Center. 

Inside the center located at 3100 75th St. N. in St. Petersburg, there is a Snoezelen room with bright lights and funky toys.

"It may look like a play room, but it's some of the most advanced treatment options for people living who have memory disorders," said Karen Higgins, the president and CEO of PARC.

The Snoezelen room  incorporates a specialized selection of sensory equipment and materials that may help clients adapt their responses to sensory stimulation and to advance education and therapy goals.

The association offers a wide variety of programs and treatments tailored to both children and adults with developmental disabilities.

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