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Local leaders break ground on new autism center

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A new, state-of-the-art residential facility for teenagers with autism will be opening in Provo. Located on The Heritage Community campus at 5600 North Heritage School Drive, the new $2 million facility is a collaborative effort between Vivint Smart Home, The Heritage Community and the Loveland Family Foundation of Utah.

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the facility was held on October 24. Civic leaders joined executives from the sponsoring organizations, including Vivint’s Todd Pedersen and Alex Dunn, at the groundbreaking.

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Holly Mero-Bench, director of Vivint Smart Home’s charitable foundation, said, “The mission of Vivint Smart Home’s charitable work is to make a positive impact in the lives of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We’re grateful to work so closely with The Heritage Community and to be a part of this new facility that will touch many lives.”

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Autism affects one in every 54 children in Utah, which is higher than the national average. The Michael S. Sproul Smart Home—named in honor of a late Vivint employee who dedicated his life to helping people with intellectual disabilities—is designed to meet the needs of neurodiverse teenagers, including those with autism. In addition to the latest in treatment and care, the facility includes smart home technology to keep its residents safe.

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