Fasion School for Autism rebrands as The Faison Center

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond's Faison School for Autism now has a new name.

It's now The Faison Center which conveys all the services offered to individuals and families impacted by autism.

A celebration Wednesday was meant to get the word out. "We actually can take a child as young as 16 months now. We can have him or her through their entire adult life, through school, through clinical services and through adult residential services,” said Faison CEO Brian McCann. “So, that's what we now provide. It's a model of services unlike anything in Virginia and soon it's going to be a model of services unlike anything in the country."

The Faison Center's adult residence with 45 apartments opened two years ago and the school has now grown to 150 students .