After operating for 51 years out of three small houses on North Ashland Avenue, the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center is moving to a new and spacious facility – the former Julia R. Ewan Elementary School – with 70,000 square feet of space.
The move is possible due to the ongoing ambitious capital campaign that included a fund-raising event last year highlighted by a speech by former President Bill Clinton.
LHSC, which last year served 1,200 children from 66 Kentucky counties, is now planning to expand to serve even more children.
In addition to serving children from birth to age 7 with hearing, speech and language impairments, LHSC will now offer a full-day kindergarten classroom and a therapeutic curriculum for autistic preschoolers.
Additional adaptations such as an elevator, ramps and retrofitted bathrooms will also allow LHSC to provide speech and audiology services to children with multiple disabilities.
Info: 268-4545 or www.lhscky.org.