At the start of April and Autism Acceptance Month, Hills & Dales is honored to announce the receipt of the largest single gift in the organization’s history in support of the new Center for Autism Services.
Jim and Jane Weber, long-time friends and supporters of Hills & Dales, have contributed a lead gift for the center’s build-out. Jim Weber has been involved with Hills & Dales for over 40 years and is currently past chair of the Hills & Dales Board of Directors.
The Webers have been advocates for children and adults with autism since the inception of the Autism program at Hills & Dales, nearly 10 years ago. In honor of their immensely generous gift and their long-time commitment to the agency’s mission of “Building Meaningful Lives,” the new center will be known as the Hills & Dales Weber Autism Center.
Construction is on track for the state-of-the-art Weber Autism Center, located at 1660 Embassy West Drive, to open in late 2023, coinciding with the organization’s celebration of 50 years supporting children and adults with disabilities. Through the larger, enhanced space the Hills & Dales team will be able to better support children with autism and their families from Dubuque and surrounding rural areas. The new center will consolidate and upgrade the existing two autism clinics in Dubuque and become the hub of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and all of Hills & Dales’ Autism services.