August 12, 2015 – Construction progress continues at The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) as the new Autism-Blind building is now under roof.
The construction of the $30M facilities for students in the Autism-Blind program involves the simultaneous construction of a two-story, 35,000 square-foot classroom building and two adjacent, residential buildings totaling 32,000 square feet. Work on the Autism-Blind classroom & cottage buildings is set to be completed for the beginning of the 2016 school year.
In addition to the ongoing Autism-Blind project, Lewis has been active on the school’s 100-acre campus since 2011 and has since constructed the $24M Multiple Disabilities Blind facilities, a turf beep baseball field, and an outdoor pavilion donated by the Lions Club.
Founded in 1853, MSB is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, educational and residential programs to children and youth from infancy to age 21 who are blind or visually impaired including those with multiple disabilities. Annually the school serves 73 percent of the 1,800 students identified throughout the 24 jurisdictions of Maryland who are blind or visually impaired through its on campus and outreach programs.
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